望海楼:相知无远近,万里尚为邻

1MfCa-news 发布时间: 2020-07-14 03:29:33

“幸运飞艇就是个骗局”"Becareful!Oh,becareful!"

Penwalkedalongwithherfaceuptothemooninanattitudeofsurrender.Herfacewashaggardwithemotion.Alldayshewasobligedtowearamask,toweigheverywordsheuttered.Whatareliefitwasatlasttoletgo,toletthemoonhaveitswaywithher,tobatheinhersilverstream.Reliefinasensebuthardlypleasure,forwhensheletgoshewassodefenseless,soquiveringthatthestreamofbeautyhurther.Itenervatedherso,shewasterrifiedlestshemightnotbeabletogirdherselfupagain.

Andafterallshedozed.Shehadhadlittleenoughsleepoflate,andnowthatthemostpressingweightwasliftedfromherbreast,thenightlaidafingeronhereyelidswithoutherbeingawareofit.Thekatydids,thecrickets,thedistantmurmurofthewavesontheBayshoregraduallyunderminedwakefulness.Herheadswayedagainstthewall.

Penwasafraidtoputhernametothis.Shehatedanonymity,andrealizedthatitwouldraiseajustifiablesuspicionintheothergirl'sbreast,butwithinthepastfewdaysthenewspapershadmadethenameofPendletonBroomealmostasfamousasthatofDonaldCounsell.Howcouldshetaketherisk?Supposeherletterendedinthenewspapers?Sheturnedhotandcoldatthethought.Eventhepost-markAbsolom'sIslandwouldgivetoomuchaway.Butshehadtotakethatchance.Shecouldn'tputdownafalsenameeither.Shefinallysignedherletter:"YourWould-beFriend."

Whenshefinallyheldherletterenclosed,andaddressedinherhand,herheartfailedherforamoment."Itwillonlyarousehersuspicions,"shethought."She'llnevercome!"Pensteeledherresolution."InthatcaseI'llgotoher!""OhPen,Ihateskulking!"

"Whowerehisfriends?"

"Whatmorenaturalrefugecouldyouhave,dear?"

Asickhorrorovercameher,thatmenweresoinsensibletothetruth.Whatcouldonedowiththem?ItwasevidentfromthewholetoneofthestoryshehadreadthatmenhadalreadymadeuptheirmindsastoCounsell'sguilt.Letoneofthemraisethecryandallwerereadytogivetongueasthoughtlesslyasapackofhounds.Itwasnotthedesireforjusticethatmovedthembutasortofbloodlust.Theywouldtryhimwithalltheirsolemnfarcicalformsofjustice,butnonethelesshewouldberailroadedtoashamefuldeath!

Thecarwentback.Rieversteppedupontheporchbythetwoboxes,hisheadsunk.Penstoodthere.Attheendofhalfanhourshedressedherselfinherblackdressandputonstoutshoes.Withawildlybeatingheartshestoledownstairs,andletherselfsoftlyoutontheporch,leavingthedooropen.Here,forthebenefitofanybodywhomightbewatchingher,shegaveanimitationofoneterrifiedandundecided;walkingunevenlyupanddown,comingtotheedgeandpeeringout,runningbackinthehouseinasuddenpanic,timorouslyventuringforthagain.Finallyshetooktotheshrubbery.

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