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【HOS-023】メイドマニア

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-27 01:07:41
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【HOS-023】メイドマニア �


Ellador,attimeslikethis,alwaysremindedmeofEpictetus."Iwillputyouinprison!"saidhismaster."Mybody,youmean,"repliedEpictetuscalmly."Iwillcutyourheadoff,"saidhismaster."HaveIsaidthatmyheadcouldnotbecutoff?"Adifficultperson,Epictetus.

Theyhadnofaintestapproachtosuchathingintheirminds,knowingnothingofthecustomofmaritalindulgenceamongus.Tothemtheonehighpurposeofmotherhoodhadbeenforsolongthegoverninglawoflife,andthecontributionofthefather,thoughknowntothem,sodistinctlyanothermethodtothesameend,thattheycouldnot,withalltheireffort,getthepointofviewofthemalecreaturewhosedesiresquiteignoreparentageandseekonlyforwhatweeuphoniouslyterm"thejoysoflove."

Donotimaginethattheseyoungwomenutterlyrefused"theGreatNewHope,"astheycalledit,thatofdualparentage.Forthattheyhadagreedtomarryus,thoughthemarryingpartofitwasaconcessiontoourprejudicesratherthantheirs.Tothemtheprocesswastheholything--andtheymeanttokeepitholy.

"Wefindalsothatinspiteoftheadvanceofdemocracyandtheincreaseofwealth,thatthereisstillunrestandsometimescombat."

AndwhenwesayWOMEN,wethinkFEMALE--thesex.

"Itisbetter,"shesaidtome."Itismuchbetterthatithasnotcometomeyet--tous,thatis.ForifIamtogowithyoutoyourcountry,wemayhave`adventuresbyseaandland,'asyousay[andasintruthwedid],anditmightnotbeatallsafeforababy.Sowewon'ttryagain,dear,tillitissafe--willwe?"

OfallthisIlearnedmoreandmore--fromtheirbooks,fromtalk,especiallyfromEllador.Shewasatfirst,forabriefmoment,enviousofherfriend--athoughtsheputawayfromheratonceandforever.

Theyweredeeplyarousedonthesubjectofevolution;indeed,thewholefieldofnaturalsciencedrewthemirresistibly.Anynumberofthemwouldhaveriskedeverythingtogotothestrangeunknownlandsandstudy;butwecouldtakeonlyone,andithadtobeEllador,naturally.

Thetwothingsshecaredmosttohearabout,andwantedmosttosee,werethese:thebeautifulrelationofmarriageandthelovelywomenwhoweremothersandnothingelse;beyondtheseherkeen,activemindhungeredeagerlyfortheworldlife.


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