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“彩 票 幸 运 飞 艇 是 真 的 吗”CHAPTERFOURSofarastheClockworkman'sfeatureswerecapableofchange,therepassedacrossthemafaintexpressionoftriumphandsatisfaction."Iperceive,"heremarked,"thatIhaveindeedlapsedintoaworldofcuriouslyinsufficientandinefficentbeings.IhavefallenamongsttheUnclocked.TheycannotperceiveNowhere.TheydonotunderstandNowhen.Theylacksensesandmoveaboutonasingleplane.Henceforth,Ishallactwithgreaterconfidence."

Theylookedsolemnlyatoneanotherfora[Pg74]longwhilewithoutevenapproachinga"stareout."

"Well,then,"resumedLilian,triumphantly,"isn'tallthispossessionofthings,allthiswantingtohaveandkeep,asortofdeath,beginningfromtheextremities?Wouldn'titbeawfulifthehumanbodydidn'tchange,ifwegotfixedinsomeway,didn'tgrowoldorloseourhair,orhaveinfluenza?""Wefeelrealwhenthedreamstatesunrollwithinus,orthemusicrecords.Butthemakersarereal,andtheyliveintherealworld.Noclockworkmanisallowedtogetbackintotherealworld.Theclockpreventsusfromdoingthat.Itwasbecauseweweresuchanuisanceandgotinthewayofthemakersthattheyinventedtheclock."

Attentionwasdivertedbysomethingofminorimportance,thatshowedtheClockworkmaninanaltogethernewandpuzzlinglight.Therehadbeensomedelayovertheprocuringofthethirdball,andwhenthiswasforthcomingtheoverwascalled.Thefielderschangedabout,buttheClockworkmanmadenoattempttomoveandmanifestednointerestintheimmediateproceedings.Heremained,withthebatinhishands,asthoughwaitingforanotherballtobedelivered.

"Youhaven't,"hebegan,withgreatdifficulty,"seenahatandwig?"Howmanytimes,inthecourseofalifetime,wouldherepeatthatoperation?Andhewouldalwaysstandinexactlythesameway,withhislegsstraddledapart,andhiselbowsspanningoutlikeflappers.Hewouldalwayspasstherazoroverhisfaceinacertainmanner,avoidingthoseplaceswhereeventhesharpestbladeboggledalittle,proceedingwiththesamemechanicalstrokesuntilthejobwasoncemoreaccomplished.Afterwards,hewouldlaboriouslyseparatetheportionsofhisrazorandwipethemmethodically,alwaysinthesameorder.Thatwasbecause,onceyouhaddecidedupontherightwaytodoathingyouadoptedthatmethodforgood.

AstheDoctortoldthestoryofwhathadtakenplacesorecentlyinthelittleroom,Greggsatnursinganupliftedkneebetweenhishandsandwiththecigarettedroopingidlyfromhislips.Onceortwiceheinterruptedwithagesture,butifheexperiencedastonishmentheneverbetrayedthefact.Eventhedescriptionofthesuddengrowthofbearddidnotdisturbthelookofcalmenquiryuponhishard-setfeatures.Heseemedtobefollowingsomethinginhismindthatelucidatedthefactsastheycameout;andasthenarrativedrewtoaclosehenoddedhisheadveryslightly,asthoughhavingfoundcorroboration[Pg173]forthesestrangeeventsinsometheoryofhisown,andviceversa.WhenatlasttheDoctorreachedtheclimaxofhistaletherewasnohorrorwrittenuponGregg'scountenance.Heremainedimpassive,asortofbufferagainstwhichtheDoctor'shystericalphrasesrecoiledinvain.

"Unlesswedie,"saidtheClockworkman,clickingslightly,"unlessweconsenttobebrokenupandputintotheearth,andwaitwhileweslowlyturnintolittleworms,andthenintobigworms;andthenintoclumsy,crawlingcreatures,andfinallycomebackagaintotheValeofTears."Heswayedslightly,withafingerlodgedagainsthisnose."Butitwilltakesuchafrightfultime,youknow.That'swhywechosetohavetheclock.Wewereimpatient.Weweretiredofwaiting.Themakerssaidwemusthavepatience;andwecouldnotgetpatience.Theysaidthatcreationreallytookplaceinthetwinklingofaneye,andwemusthavepatience."ButArthurWithers,stillfeelingacertainsenseofdutytowardsthathelplessfigurebatteninghimselfagainstthesheet,ranuptohim.Hedecidedthatitwouldbeuselesstotryandexplainmatters.TheClockworkmanwasobviouslyquiteirresponsible.Arthurlaidhishandsonhisshouldersandturnedhimround,muchinthewaythatachildturnsamechanicaltoyafterithascometorest.Thusreleased,therunningfigureproceededbacktowardsthewicket,followedcloseatheelsbyArthur,whohoped,bymeansofapushhereandashovethere,toguidehimbacktothepavilionandsooutofharm'sway.

"Registered,"exclaimedthelatter,triumphantly."Now,thehand."

"Itwasaclock,"hesaid,slowly,"justlikethatone,onlymoreso,inamannerofspeaking.Imeanit'admore'andsandfigures,andtheywasgoingroundveryfast.Butit'adaglassfacejustlikethatone,anditwasstuckon'is'eadjustwherethebackoughttobe.Thesunwasshiningonitatfirst.That'swhyIcouldn'tbesurewhatitwasforalongtime.ButwhenIlookedcloser,Icouldseeplainenough,anditmademefeelallwobbly,sir."

ButtheCurateshookhishead.Fortunately,inhisprofessionalcharactertherewasnoneedfortheDoctortoexhibitsurprise.Onthecontrary,itwasnecessary,forhispatient'ssake,toexercisecontrol.HeleanedagainstthemantelpieceandlistenedattentivelytotheCurate'shurriedaccountofhisencounterwiththeClockworkman,andshookhisheadgravely.

W.CLARKSON.Wig-makertotheSeventhInternational."Iampreparedtotakethatforgranted,"putintheDoctor,coughingslightly.

Arthurhadastrongsenseoforiginality,althoughhewouldhavebeenthelastpersontoclaimoriginalityinhisthoughts.Hedislikedinterferencewithanypartofhispersonalbeing.Asaboyhehadbeenperturbedbytheprospectofgrowingup.Ithadseemedtohimsuchahopelesssortofprocess,amerelongitudinalextension,withoutcorrespondinggaininothermagnitudes.Hesuspectedthat[Pg70]otherdubiousadvantageswereonlytobepurchasedattheexpenseofathinningoutofthejoysofchildhood.Lateron,hediscovered,sadlyenough,thatthiswasthecase;althoughitwaspossibledeliberatelytoprotractone'sadolescence.Hencehisuntidiness,hisinefficiency,andevenhisobtuseness,werelessconstitutionalfaultsthanweaponsinthewarfareagainsttheencroachmentoftime.

"Yougetalong,"hepersuaded,"beforethere'strouble.Idon'twanttobe'arshwithyou."

"It'saharmlessenoughassumption,"laughedAllingham.

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  • 雨花郡主PMssd

    Ashedrewnearer,Arthur'simpressionofanunearthlybeingwassoberedalittlebythediscoverythatthestrangefigureworeawig.Itwasaveryredwig,andoverthetopofitwasjammedabrownbowlerhat.Thefaceunderneathwascrimsonandflabby.Arthurdecidedthatitwasnotaveryinterestingface.Itsfeaturesseemedtomeltintoeachotherinanoddsortofway,sothatyouknewthatyouwerelookingatafaceandthatwasaboutall.Hewasabouttoturnhisheadpolitelyandpasson,whenhewassuddenlyrootedtothegroundbytheobservationofamostsingularcircumstance.

     "'Tain'tpossible,"objectedherhusband,"'e'spullingyourleg,ma."

  • 雪灵芝LNAcy

    Inspiteofhisagitation,itoccurredtohim[Pg140]thathemustbepreparedforworseshocksthanthis.Itwasnousegivingwaytopanic.Incredibleashadbeenthecricketingperformance,themagicalflight,andnowthisridiculouslysuddengrowthofbeard,therewereindicationsabouttheClockworkmanthatpointedtostillfurtherabnormalities.TheDoctorbracedhimselfuptofacetheworst;hehadnotheoryatallwithwhichtoexplainthesestaggeringmanifestations,anditseemedmorethanlikelythattheghastlyserio-comicfigureseatedonthecouchwouldpresentlyoffersomeexplanationofhisown.

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

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    "Didyouseemecomingoverthehill?"heenquired.

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    "Whatyearisit?"enquiredtheothersuddenly,andwithoutalteringamuscleofhisface.

     "Oh,wait,"saidLilian,"Ihadtohaveitoutwithyou.Ihadtotalkofthesethings,[Pg202]asthoughtalking'sanygood!Icouldn'tletyoujusttakemeforgranted.Don'tyousee?Isupposeallthistalkbetweenusisnothingbutanextensionoftheage-longprocessofmating.I'mjustliketheprimitivewomanrunningawayfromherman."

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     "I'mafraidIputyoutogreatinconvenience,"murmuredthevisitor,stillyawningandrollingaboutonthecouch."Thefactis,Ioughttobeabletoproducethings—butthatpartofmeseemstohavegonewrongagain.Ididmakeastart—butitwasonlyaflashinthepan.SosorryifI'manuisance."

  • 绿卡纸oaVeC

    ThentheClockworkmanraisedahandslowlytohisface,andArthurknewthathewasrepeatinghisformermeditativeaction,fingertonose.Heremainedinthatpositionforanotherminute,asthoughtheproblemofwhichwaytoturnwasalmosttoomuchforhim.Finally,heturnedsharptotherightandbegantowalkagain.

     

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