第四届“中国青年好网民”优秀故事征集启动

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“摩登5分赛车赌博”Thecornersoftheconstable'seyeswrinkledalittle."Ofcourse,"heruminated,"ifyou'regoingtodragalgebraintothediscussionIshall'avetocryoff.Inevergotbeyonddecimals."Overanunsatisfactorymealhetriedtothinkthingsout,consciousallthetimethathewasmissinggastronomicalopportunitiesthroughsheerinattention.

"Whatthings?"enquiredtheClockworkman.

"No,sir,heweren'twalkingatall.He'dfallenintothechalkpitjustbyRock'sBottom."Greggshookhishead."Youmighttrytodosuchathing,butyouwouldcertainlyfail.Besides,Iknowyouaretellingthetruth.Yourmannerplainlyshowsit."

"Stopaminute,"exclaimedGregg,arisinginsheerastonishment,"youseemtobeupset.Idon'tunderstandwhatyouareravingabout."

Allinghamstoodupandslowlyrolleddownhissleevesandputonhisblazer.Ofcourse,Greggwaslikethat,athoroughsportsman,takingthegoodwiththebad.Butthenhewasonlytwenty-four.Youcouldbelikethatthen,sofulloflifeandhighspiritsthatgenerosityflowedfromyouimperceptiblyandwithouteffort.Atfortyyoubegantoshrivelup.Atrophyofthefinerfeelings.Youbegantobedeliberatelyandconsistentlymeanandnarrow.Youtookasavagedelightinmakingotherpeoplepayforyourdisappointments."Butdidsheleaveanymessage?"enquiredtheDoctor,fixingherwithhiseye-glass.

"Oh,"saidArthur,hismouthopeningwide.Andthenhestammeredquickly,"thatnoise,youknow."

CHAPTERONE"Aren'tyougoinganyfurther?"heenquired,anxiously.

"I'mworkingalright,ifthat'swhatyou[Pg205]mean,"saidtheother,avertinghiseyes.ThenhelookedveryhardatRose,andtheexpressiononhisfeaturesalteredtomildastonishment.

"Ah,"brokeinMrs.Masters,"there'sonlyonewomanforyou,andyouhaveyettofindher."

Butitwasnotahumannoise.Itbeganwithasuccessionofdeep-tonedgrowlsandgrunts,andendedabruptlyinadistinctbark.

"AlongthepathfromBapchurch,sir."Mrs.Mastersmoderatedhermannerbeforethedoctor'ssearchingeye."PooroldMr.Winchape,he'snotsoyoungashewas,anditdidgivehimaturn.Hesayshewas'urryingalongsoastoget'omeintimefortea,andallofasuddensomethingflashedby'im,soquickthathe'ardlyrealisedit.Helookedround,butitwasgoneinnotime.HereckonsitwastheOldMan'imself.Therewasfire[Pg51]comingoutofhismouthand'iseyeswasliketwored'otcoals—""Whyyes,Isupposeitdoes,"Allinghamadmitted,notknowingwhatelsetosay.

ButGreggtooklittlenoticeoftheinterruption."Onceyouhavegraspedthisideaofanewsortofrelativity,"hecontinued,"onceyouhaverealisedthattheClockworkmanbehavesinaccordancewithlawsquitedifferenttoourown,youcanproceedtofindsomebasisforsuchaphenomenon.TheClockworkmanbehavesinacertainmanner;thereforetheremustbesomecause,howeverimprobableitmayappeartous,toaccountforsuchbehaviour.Now,whatisthecauseofordinaryhumanaction?Itissomethingequallyunaccountable.Wecanexplainitintermsofasystem,ofaseriesofprocesses,butwedonotreallyknowwhatisthesecretspringuponwhichthehumananimalmoves.Wecandescribethemachineryofthehumanbody,butwedonotreallyknowwhatlifeis,orwhatistherealnatureoftheforcethatproducesouractions.SofarweknowasmuchabouttheClockworkmanaswedoaboutourselves.Thedifferenceisconfinedtoprocesses."

"Botheration!"ejaculatedMrs.Masters,inaggrievedtones,"nowyou'veaskedmeandI'vegottotellyou.Iwantedtokeepitback.Oh,Idohopeyou'renotgoingtobedisappointed.I'msureshedidn'treallymeanit."

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    "Nowthatsoundsinteresting,"murmuredtheCurate,astheotherpaused,althoughratherformatterthanforbreath,"it'ssoauthoritative—asthoughitwereaquotationfromsomestandardwork.Allthesame,andmuchasIshouldliketohearmore—"

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    "WhereIcomefrom,"wastheastonishingreply,"weareallconjurers.Wearealwaysdoingconjuringtricks."

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    "Everythinghappens,"saidtheother,"exactlyasyouwantittohappen."

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    "Incorrigibleman,"saidMrs.Masters.ButtheDoctorhadturnedhisbackuponher,unwillingtorevealthesuddenchangeinhisfeatures.Evenashespokethoselightwords,therecametohimthereflectionthathedidnotreallymeanthem,andhisposeseemedtocrumbletodust.Hehadliveduptothesenothingsforyears,butnowheknewthattheywerenothings.Asthoughtocrowntheirritationsofatryingday,therecametohimtheconvictionthathiswholelifehadbeenanaffairofstudiedgestures,ofmeticulousgesticulations.

     "I'msorry,"hemurmured,"ourrecruit[Pg32]seemstobealittleawkward.Idon'tthinkhequiteunderstands."

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    Theconstablerubbedhischinthoughtfully,asthoughhethoughtthishighlylikely."Whatdyemeanbythat,"hedemanded.

     TheCurate'slastremarkwasrappedoutonasharpnoteoffrightandastonishment,fortheClockworkman,asthoughanxioustodemonstratehiswillingnesstooblige,hadperformedhisfirstconjuringtrick.

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    CHAPTERNINE

     "What'sthat?"shoutedArthur,backingaway."What'sthatyousaid?"

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    "None,"headmitted,"butIwasnotout."

     Hewasfadingrapidly.

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