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【PSSD-418】催眠[TS]selection5

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-23 08:38:19
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【PSSD-418】催眠[TS]selection5 �


'Ofcourse:thatistheestablishedanswer.Gointothelibrary-Imean,ifyouplease.-(Excusemytoneofcommand;Iamusedtosay,"Dothis,"anditisdone:Icannotaltermycustomaryhabitsforonenewinmate.)-Go,then,intothelibrary;takeacandlewithyou;leavethedooropen;sitdowntothepiano,andplayatune.'

'No,indeed!'Iinterjected.

ButClifford,whilehewasbetterbredthanConnie,andmore`society',wasinhisownwaymoreprovincialandmoretimid.Hewasathiseaseinthenarrow`greatworld',thatis,landedaristocracysociety,buthewasshyandnervousofallthatotherbigworldwhichconsistsofthevasthordesofthemiddleandlowerclasses,andforeigners.Ifthetruthmustbetold,hewasjustalittlebitfrightenedofmiddle-andlower-classhumanity,andofforeignersnotofhisownclass.Hewas,insomeparalysingway,consciousofhisowndefencelessness,thoughhehadallthedefenceofprivilege.Whichiscurious,butaphenomenonofourday.

Ideparted,obeyinghisdirections.

Thiswasin1920.Theyreturned,CliffordandConstance,tohishome,WragbyHall,thefamily`seat'.Hisfatherhaddied,Cliffordwasnowabaronet,SirClifford,andConstancewasLadyChatterley.TheycametostarthousekeepingandmarriedlifeintheratherforlornhomeoftheChatterleysonaratherinadequateincome.Cliffordhadasister,butshehaddeparted.Otherwisetherewerenonearrelatives.Theelderbrotherwasdeadinthewar.Crippledforever,knowinghecouldneverhaveanychildren,CliffordcamehometothesmokyMidlandstokeeptheChatterleynamealivewhilehecould.

Ihadscarcetiedthestringsoftheportfolio,when,lookingathiswatch,hesaidabruptly-

Oursisessentiallyatragicage,sowerefusetotakeittragically.Thecataclysmhashappened,weareamongtheruins,westarttobuildupnewlittlehabitats,tohavenewlittlehopes.Itisratherhardwork:thereisnownosmoothroadintothefuture:butwegoround,orscrambleovertheobstacles.We'vegottolive,nomatterhowmanyskieshavefallen.

'Iwasabsorbed,sir:yes,andIwashappy.Topaintthem,inshort,wastoenjoyoneofthekeenestpleasuresIhaveeverknown.'

Thethirdshowedthepinnacleofanicebergpiercingapolarwintersky:amusterofnorthernlightsrearedtheirdimlances,closeserried,alongthehorizon.Throwingtheseintodistance,rose,intheforeground,ahead,-acolossalhead,inclinedtowardstheiceberg,andrestingagainstit.Twothinhands,joinedundertheforehead,andsupportingit,drewupbeforethelowerfeaturesasableveil;abrowquitebloodless,whiteasbone,andaneyehollowandfixed,blankofmeaningbutfortheglassinessofdespair,alonewerevisible.Abovethetemples,amidstwreathedturbanfoldsofblackdrapery,vagueinitscharacterandconsistencyascloud,gleamedaringofwhiteflame,gemmedwithsparklesofamoreluridtinge.Thispalecrescentwas'thelikenessofakinglycrown';whatitdiademedwas'theshapewhichshapehadnone.'


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