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【NATR-568】未亡人の義母と戯れて…井上綾子

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【NATR-568】未亡人の義母と戯れて…井上綾子 �


`Bywhom?'

`"Abrother."

SydneyCartontooknoheed,andthechemistsaid:`Foryou,citizen?'`Forme.

`ThesewordsareformedbytherustyironpointwithwhichIwritewithdifficultyinscrapingsofsootandcharcoalfromthechimney,mixedwithblood,inthelastmonthofthetenthyearofmycaptivity.Hopehasquitedepartedfrommybreast.IknowfromterriblewarningsIhavenotedinmyselfthatmyreasonwillnotlongremainunimpaired,butIsolemnlydeclarethatIamatthistimeinthepossessionofmyrightmind--thatmymemoryisexactandcircumstantial--andthatIwritethetruthasIshallanswerforthesemylastrecordedwords,whethertheybeeverreadbymenornot,attheEternalJudgment-seat.

`"ShehasaHusband,afather,andabrother?"

`Icoulddonothingbutcomply,andIentereditinsilence.Theybothenteredafterme--thelastspringingin,afterputtingupthesteps.Thecarriageturnedabout,anddroveonasitsformerspeed.

`"wehavebeentoyourresidence,"saidthefirst,"andnotbeingsofortunateastofindyouthere,andbeinginformedthatyouwereprobablywalkinginthisdirection,wefollowed,inthehopeofovertakingyou.Willyoupleasetoenterthecarriage?"

Everyeyewasturnedtothejury.Thesamedeterminedpatriotsandgoodrepublicansasyesterdayandthedaybefore,andto-morrowandthedayafter.Eagerandprominentamongthem,onemanwithacravingface,andhisfingersperpetuallyhoveringabouthislips,whoseappearancegavegreatsatisfactiontothespectators.Alife-thirsting,canniballooking,bloody-mindedjuryman,theJacquesThreeofSt.Antoine.Thewholejury,asajuryofdogsempannelledtotrythedeer.

`"Iam."


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