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【PSSD-282】Bestof井川ゆい

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-17 12:20:55
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【PSSD-282】Bestof井川ゆい �


Littlegustsofsunshineblew,strangelybright,andlitupthecelandinesatthewood'sedge,underthehazel-rods,theyspangledoutbrightandyellow.Andthewoodwasstill,stiller,butyetgustywithcrossingsun.Thefirstwindflowerswereout,andallthewoodseemedpalewiththepallorofendlesslittleanemones,sprinklingtheshakenfloor.`Theworldhasgrownpalewiththybreath.'ButitwasthebreathofPersephone,thistime;shewasoutofhellonacoldmorning.Coldbreathsofwindcame,andoverheadtherewasanangerofentangledwindcaughtamongthetwigs.It,too,wascaughtandtryingtotearitselffree,thewind,likeAbsalom.Howcoldtheanemoneslooked,bobbingtheirnakedwhiteshouldersovercrinolineskirtsofgreen.Buttheystoodit.Afewfirstbleachedlittleprimrosestoo,bythepath,andyellowbudsunfoldingthemselves.

Hestraightenedhimselfandsaluted,watchingherinsilence,asshecameforwardwithweakeninglimbs.Heresentedtheintrusion;hecherishedhissolitudeashisonlyandlastfreedominlife.

`SweeterthanthelidsofJuno'seyes,'hequoted.

`Butmodelledintheearth,'sheretorted,withapromptcontradiction,thatsurprisedheralittle.

`AmIlate,Clifford?'shesaid,puttingdownthefewflowersandtakingupthetea-caddy,asshestoodbeforethetrayinherhatandscarf.`I'msorry!Whydidn'tyouletMrsBoltonmakethetea?'

Theroaringandswayingwasoverhead,onlycoldcurrentscamedownbelow.Conniewasstrangelyexcitedinthewood,andthecolourflewinhercheeks,andburnedblueinhereyes.Shewalkedploddingly,pickingafewprimrosesandthefirstviolets,thatsmelledsweetandcold,sweetandcold.Andshedriftedonwithoutknowingwhereshewas.

Heglancedupathercuriously.

Sherose,alittlestiff,tookafewdaffodils,andwentdown.Shehatedbreakingtheflowers,butshewantedjustoneortwotogowithher.ShewouldhavetogobacktoWragbyanditswalls,andnowshehatedit,especiallyitsthickwalls.Walls!Alwayswalls!Yetoneneededtheminthiswind.

`OhonlySirCliffordwaswaitingforhistea.'


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