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【RG-365】マシュマロヒップス

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-28 04:14:44
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【RG-365】マシュマロヒップス �


ButitwasaperilousthingforErmengardeandLottietomakepilgrimagestotheattic.TheycouldneverbequitesurewhenSarawouldbethere,andtheycouldscarcelyeverbecertainthatMissAmeliawouldnotmakeatourofinspectionthroughthebedroomsafterthepupilsweresupposedtobeasleep.Sotheirvisitswererareones,andSaralivedastrangeandlonelylife.Itwasalonelierlifewhenshewasdownstairsthanwhenshewasinherattic.Shehadnoonetotalkto;andwhenshewassentoutonerrandsandwalkedthroughthestreets,aforlornlittlefigurecarryingabasketoraparcel,tryingtoholdherhatonwhenthewindwasblowing,andfeelingthewatersoakthroughhershoeswhenitwasraining,shefeltasifthecrowdshurryingpasthermadeherlonelinessgreater.WhenshehadbeenthePrincessSara,drivingthroughthestreetsinherbrougham,orwalking,attendedbyMariette,thesightofherbright,eagerlittlefaceandpicturesquecoatsandhatshadoftencausedpeopletolookafterher.Ahappy,beautifullycaredforlittlegirlnaturallyattractsattention.Shabby,poorlydressedchildrenarenotrareenoughandprettyenoughtomakepeopleturnaroundtolookatthemandsmile.NoonelookedatSarainthesedays,andnooneseemedtoseeherasshehurriedalongthecrowdedpavements.Shehadbeguntogrowveryfast,and,asshewasdressedonlyinsuchclothesastheplainerremnantsofherwardrobewouldsupply,sheknewshelookedveryqueer,indeed.Allhervaluablegarmentshadbeendisposedof,andsuchashadbeenleftforheruseshewasexpectedtowearsolongasshecouldputthemonatall.Sometimes,whenshepassedashopwindowwithamirrorinit,shealmostlaughedoutrightoncatchingaglimpseofherself,andsometimesherfacewentredandshebitherlipandturnedaway.

"Oh!Oh!"shecriedunderherbreath."Arat!Arat!"

"Ihavesome!"cameinalittleshriekfromLottie."Ihavepartofabuninmypocket;Iboughtitwithmypennyyesterday,andIsavedabit."

Thetruthwasthat,asthedayshadgoneonand,withtheaidofscrapsbroughtupfromthekitchen,hercuriousfriendshiphaddeveloped,shehadgraduallyforgottenthatthetimidcreatureshewasbecomingfamiliarwithwasamererat.

Shewaswalkingroundthesmallplace,holdingLottie'shandandmakinggestureswhichdescribedallthebeautiesshewasmakingherselfsee.ShequitemadeLottieseethem,too.LottiecouldalwaysbelieveinthethingsSaramadepicturesof.

Shesatandwatchedhimwithoutmakinganymovement.Onecrumbwasverymuchlargerthantheothers--infact,itcouldscarcelybecalledacrumb.Itwasevidentthathewantedthatpieceverymuch,butitlayquitenearthefootstoolandhewasstillrathertimid.

Ermengardequitebeamedwithdelight.

Saraliftedherup,andtheystoodontheoldtabletogetherandleanedontheedgeoftheflatwindowintheroof,andlookedout.

"Iwishsomeonelivedthere,"Sarasaid."Itissoclosethatiftherewasalittlegirlintheattic,wecouldtalktoeachotherthroughthewindowsandclimbovertoseeeachother,ifwewerenotafraidoffalling."


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