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【RMILD-533】MARINA2nd

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-28 09:31:23
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【RMILD-533】MARINA2nd �


`Icanhear,'saidMissPross,seeingthathespoketoher,`nothing.O,mygoodman,therewasfirstagreatcrash,andthenagreatstillness,andthatstillnessseemstobefixedandunchangeable,nevertobebrokenanymoreaslongasmylifelasts.'

`Ifeel,'saidMissPross,`asiftherehadbeenaflashandacrash,andthatcrashwasthelastthingIshouldeverhearinthislife.'

ThePoolofTears

*******`Whatacuriousfeeling!'saidAlice;`Imustbeshuttinguplikeatelescope.'Andsoitwasindeed:shewasnowonlytenincheshigh,andherfacebrightenedupatthethoughtthatshewasnowtherightsizeforgoingthroughthelittledoorintothatlovelygarden.First,however,shewaitedforafewminutestoseeifshewasgoingtoshrinkanyfurther:shefeltalittlenervousaboutthis;`foritmightend,youknow,'saidAlicetoherself,`inmygoingoutaltogether,likeacandle.IwonderwhatIshouldbelikethen?'Andshetriedtofancywhattheflameofacandleislikeafterthecandleisblownout,forshecouldnotremembereverhavingseensuchathing.Afterawhile,findingthatnothingmorehappened,shedecidedongoingintothegardenatonce;but,alasforpoorAlice!whenshegottothedoor,shefoundshehadforgottenthelittlegoldenkey,andwhenshewentbacktothetableforit,shefoundshecouldnotpossiblyreachit:shecouldseeitquiteplainlythroughtheglass,andshetriedherbesttoclimbuponeofthelegsofthetable,butitwastooslippery;andwhenshehadtiredherselfoutwithtrying,thepoorlittlethingsatdownandcried.`Come,there'snouseincryinglikethat!'saidAlicetoherself,rathersharply;`Iadviseyoutoleaveoffthisminute!'Shegenerallygaveherselfverygoodadvice,(thoughsheveryseldomfollowedit),andsometimesshescoldedherselfsoseverelyastobringtearsintohereyes;andoncesherememberedtryingtoboxherownearsforhavingcheatedherselfinagameofcroquetshewasplayingagainstherself,forthiscuriouschildwasveryfondofpretendingtobetwopeople.`Butit'snousenow,'thoughtpoorAlice,`topretendtobetwopeople!Why,there'shardlyenoughofmelefttomakeONErespectableperson!'Soonhereyefellonalittleglassboxthatwaslyingunderthetable:sheopenedit,andfoundinitaverysmallcake,onwhichthewords`EATME'werebeautifullymarkedincurrants.`Well,I'lleatit,'saidAlice,`andifitmakesmegrowlarger,Icanreachthekey;andifitmakesmegrowsmaller,Icancreepunderthedoor;soeitherwayI'llgetintothegarden,andIdon'tcarewhichhappens!'Sheatealittlebit,andsaidanxiouslytoherself,`Whichway?Whichway?',holdingherhandonthetopofherheadtofeelwhichwayitwasgrowing,andshewasquitesurprisedtofindthatsheremainedthesamesize:tobesure,thisgenerallyhappenswhenoneeatscake,butAlicehadgotsomuchintothewayofexpectingnothingbutout-of-the-waythingstohappen,thatitseemedquitedullandstupidforlifetogooninthecommonway.Soshesettowork,andverysoonfinishedoffthecake.

Thesecondtumbrilemptiesandmoveson;thethirdcomesup.Crash--Andtheknitting-women,neverfalteringorpausingintheirwork,countTwo.

Oneofthemostremarkablesufferersbythesameaxe--awoman--Hadaskedatthefootofthesamescaffold,notlongbefore,tobeallowedtowritedownthethoughtsthatwereinspiringher.Ifhehadgivenanutterancetohis,andtheywereprophetic,theywouldhavebeenthese:

`ImindnothingwhileIholdyourhand.IshallmindnothingwhenIletitgo,iftheyarerapid.'

`Louder,'thewomanrecommends.

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