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【DDR-932】夜の女子校生?2

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-27 15:08:53
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【DDR-932】夜の女子校生?2 �


Theyputhimintoagreatchairtheyhadamongthem,andwhichtheyhadtakeneitheroutoftheCourtitself,oroneofitsroomsorpassages.Overthechairtheyhadthrownaredflag,andtothebackofittheyhadboundapikewitharedcaponitstop.Inthiscaroftriumph,noteventheDoctor'sentreatiescouldpreventhisbeingcarriedtohishomeonmen'sshoulders,withaconfusedseaofredcapsheavingabouthim,andcastinguptosightfromthestormydeepsuchwrecksoffaces,thathemorethanoncemisdoubtedhismindbeinginconfusion,andthathewasinthetumbrilonhiswaytotheGuillotine.

`Forgracioussake,don'ttalkaboutLiberty;wehavequiteenoughofthat,'saidMissPross.

`Well,mysweet,'saidMissPross,noddingherheademphatically,`theshortandthelongofitis,thatIamasubjectofHisMostGraciousMajestyKingGeorgetheThird;'MissProsscurtseyedatthename;`andassuch,mymaximis,Confoundtheirpolitics,Frustratetheirknavishtricks,Onhimourhopeswefix,GodsavetheKing!'

Hisbloatedgaoler,whoworespectaclestoreadwith,glancedoverthemtoassurehimselfthathehadtakenhisplace,andwentthroughthelist,makingasimilarshortpauseateachname.Thereweretwenty-threenames,butonlytwentyhererespondedto;foroneoftheprisonerssosummonedhaddiedingaolandbeenforgotten,andtwohadalreadybeenguillotinedandforgotten.Thelistwasread,inthevaultedchamberwhereDarnayhadseentheassociatedprisonersonthenightofhisarrival.Everyoneofthosehadperishedinthemassacre;everyhumancreaturehehadsincecaredforandpartedwith,haddiedonthescaffold.

Then,beganoneofthoseextraordinarysceneswithwhichthepopulacesometimesgratifiedtheirfickleness,ortheirbetterimpulsestowardsgenerosityandmercy,orwhichtheyregardedassomesetoffagainsttheirswollenaccountofcruelrage.Nomancandecidenowtowhichofthesemotivessuchextraordinarysceneswerereferable;itisprobable,toablendingofallthethree,withthesecondpredominating.Nosoonerwastheacquittalpronounced,thantearswereshedasfreelyasbloodatanothertime,andsuchfraternalembraceswerebestowedupontheprisonerbyasmanyofbothsexesascouldrushathim,thatafterhislongandunwholesomeconfinementhewasindangeroffaintingfromexhaustion;nonethelessbecauseheknewverywell,thattheverysamepeople,carriedbyanothercurrent,wouldhaverushedathimwiththeverysameintensity,torendhimtopiecesandstrewhimoverthestreets.

Undoubtedlyitwas.

`Thereisnotimetolose.Iamwellprepared,butthereareprecautionstobetaken,thatcouldnotbetakenuntilhewasactuallysummonedbeforetheTribunal.Hehasnotreceivedthenoticeyet,butIknowthathewillpresentlybesummonedforto-morrow,andremovedtotheConciergerie;Ihavetimelyinformation.Youarenotafraid?'

Thestauncholdgentlemanwasstillinhistrust;hadneverleftit.Heandhisbookswereinfrequentrequisitionastopropertyconfiscatedandmadenational.Whathecouldsavefortheowners,hesaved.NobettermanlivingtoholdfastbywhatTellson'shadinkeeping,andtoholdhispeace.

ThepassagetotheConciergeriewasshortanddark;thenightinitsvermin-hauntedcellswaslongandcold.Nextday,fifteenprisonerswereputtothebarbeforeCharlesDarnay'snamewascalled.Allthefifteenwerecondemned,andthetrialsofthewholeoccupiedanhourandahalf.


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