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【ALD-139】四つん這いコレクション

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-18 02:21:44
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【ALD-139】四つん這いコレクション �


ButwhentheycantotothetownofBeauvais--whichtheydidateventide,whenthestreetswerefilledwithpeople--hecouldnot`concealfromhimselfthattheaspectofaffairswasveryalarming.Anominouscrowdgatheredtoseehimdismountattheposting-yard,andmanyvoicescalledoutloudly,`Downwiththeemigrant!'

AttheinstantwhenDarnaysawarushintheeyesofthecrowd,whichanotherinstantwouldhavebroughtuponhim,thepostmasterturnedhishorseintotheyard,theescortrodeincloseuponhishorse'sflanks,andthepostmastershutandbarredthecrazydoublegates.Thefarrierstruckablowuponthemwithhishammer,andthecrowdgroaned;but,nomorewasdone.

`Ihavedeliveredthatletter,'saidCharlesDarnaytoMr.Lorry.`Iwouldnotconsenttoyourbeingchargedwithanywrittenanswer,butperhapsyouwilltakeaverbalone?'

`Emigrant,myfriends!Doyounotseemehere,inFrance,ofmyownwill?'

`Whatisthisdecreethatthesmithspokeof?'Darnayaskedthepostmaster,whenhehadthankedhim,andstoodbesidehimintheyard.

`Truly,adecreeforsellingthepropertyofemigrants.'

`Gabelle.AndwhatisthemessagetotheunfortunateGabelleinprison?'

`Wherearethepapersofthisprisoner?'demandedaresolute-lookingmaninauthority,whowassummonedoutbytheguard.

`Wehavenewlaws,Evrémonde,andnewoffences,sinceyouwerehere.'Hesaiditwithahardsmile,andwentonwriting.


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