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bery outside, and ate my beautiful and delicious capture with great delight. I was somewhat sticky and 鏉窞涓濊鍏荤敓浼氭墍 messy, but fortune favored me and I made my way into the nursery without meeting any one, washed my hands and face to the best of my ability, and then went in the corner of the piazza where my dolls were, and felt serenely happy. When I came out with my doll for a walk I found quite an excitement. First May, the Irish nurse who was head of the nursery, met

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me and asked if I had taken one of the beautiful peaches. Quite calmly I answered 鈥淣o.鈥?Then every one I met told of the rape of the peach and asked if I knew anything about it. I always managed to 鏉窞娲楁荡鐖借answer in the same calm negative,{109} though by this time I was far

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from feeling calm within. Finally May went to my father with many lamentations, and announced that one of the servants had taken one of the beautiful peaches from the sideboard. Papa said: 鈥淪end Miss Bessie to me.鈥?So I came 鏉窞姘寸枟浼氭墍鎺掑悕 and papa repeated the terrible question, as it had now come to be, and I answered with the same 鈥淣o,鈥?but very faint was it this time, for I felt it was no use, as papa seemed to me to have all the qualities of the Deity, omniscience being one. He said with a terribly pained voice:

鈥淢y little daughter, why tell a lie? I was writing here and heard your little feet coming and going through the room, but thought of no possible harm until this outcry about the missing peach was brought to me, and then I turned and saw the chair placed by the sideboard, 鏉窞娲楁荡涓績澶у叏 and knew what the little feet had been busy about, and sent for my little girl, feeling sure she would tell me what she had done. It was a shock to me to hear that 鈥楴o,鈥?and a real grief. That my little daughter, named after my blessed Aunt Blythe, who was the soul of honor, should have 鏉窞妗戞嬁鍝噷钀ヤ笟 taken one of the beautiful peaches sent to her mother who is ill, without asking for it, is bad enough; but that{110} that same little daughter should tell a lie about it is a great distress. But most of all is the fact that she told a lie which would leave the guilt 鏉窞鎸夋懇鍑忚偉闇€瑕佸灏戦挶 to fall upon an innocent person! That is a terrible thing to have done, and I must punish you, so that you may never fall so low again. Go into the little room and wait until I come.鈥?

I went. The little room was a shed-room on the northeast corner of the piazza, which was kept always 鏉窞妗戞嬁鎸夋懇瀵绘 ready for any stray man guest who might arrive unexpectedly. The little mahogany bed was always made up with fresh sheets and white coverlet and looked very inviting. I sat in the rocking-chair and rocked, trying to make believe to myself that I did not care and was not frightened. After a while my father came and gave me a severe switching. When he had finished he kissed me, put me on the bed, and threw a light linen coverlet over me, and I went to sleep. I slept a long time, for when I woke up it was nearly dark, and I felt like an angel in heaven鈥旀澀宸炲摢閲屾湁娴村満鍙互鍚?so happy and peaceful and, above all, filled with a kind of adoration for my father. It is strange what a realization of right and wrong that gave me, baby though I was. I have never c