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【DJNF-010】パンストドキュメント10

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【DJNF-010】パンストドキュメント10 �


`Ihavebeenamanofbusiness,eversinceIhavebeenaman.Indeed,ImaysaythatIwasamanofbusinesswhenaboy.'

`What'sthattoyou?Ecod!'growledMr.Cruncher,`it'syouIhavegotaoldgrudgeagain,isit,withyourshamefulimpositionsupontradesmen!I'dcatchholdofyourthroatandchokeyouforhalfaguinea.'

`Notverymuch.YouareaturnkeyattheConciergerie?'

`Now,thereyouarehasty,sir,'saidBarsad,withasmilethatgavehisaquilinenoseanextrainclinationtooneside;`thereyoureallygivemeanadvantageoveryou.Cly(whoIwillunreservedlyadmit,atthisdistanceoftime,wasapartnerofmine)hasbeendeadseveralyears.Iattendedhiminhislastillness.HewasburiedinLondon,atthechurchofSaintPancras-in-the-Fields.Hisunpopularitywiththeblackguardmultitudeatthemomentpreventedmyfollowinghisremains,butIhelpedtolayhiminhiscoffin.'

`Atanothertime,sir,'hereturned,evasively,`thepresenttimeisill-conwenientforexplainin'.WhatIstandto,is,thatheknowswellwotthatthereClywasneverinthattherecoffin.Lethimsayliewas,insomuchasawordofonesyllable,andI'lleithercatchholdofhisthroatandchokehimforhalfaguinea;'Mr.Cruncherdweltuponthisasquitealiberaloffer;`orI'lloutandannouncehim.'

Theywerebothsilent.`Yoursisalonglifetolookbackupon,sir?'saidCarton,wistfully.

`Sofar,wehavespokenbeforethesetwo,becauseitwasaswellthatthemeritsofthecardsshouldnotrestsolelybetweenyouandme.Comeintothedarkroomhere,andletushaveonefinalwordalone.'CHAPTERIXTheGameMadeWHILESydneyCartonandtheSheepoftheprisonswereintheadjoiningdarkroom,speakingsolowthatnotasoundwasheard,Mr.LorrylookedatJerryinconsiderabledoubtandmistrust.Thathonesttradesman'smannerofreceivingthelook,didnotinspireconfidence;hechangedthelegonwhichherested,asoftenasifhehadfiftyofthoselimbs,andweretryingthemall;heexaminedhisfinger-nailswithaveryquestionableclosenessofattention;andwheneverMr.Lorry'seyecaughthis,hewastakenwiththatpeculiarkindofshortcoughrequiringthehollowofahandbeforeit,whichisseldom,ifever,knowntobeaninfirmityattendantonperfectopennessofcharacter.

Aftersomecogitation,accompaniedwithanintentlookathispatron,Mr.Cruncherconceivedtheluminousideaofreplying,`Agricultooralcharacter.'

`French,eh!'repeatedCarton,musing,andnotappearingtonoticehimatall,thoughheechoedhisword.`Well;hemaybe.'


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