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These measures, advisable to be taken in any case, Mr. Lorry took in the hope of his coming to himself. If that should happen soon, he kept another course in reserve; which was, to have a certain opinion that he thought the best, on the Doctor’s case. Mr. rroyL okto ehest eptss gnphoi atth eht roocdt dwuol gte treteb ianga. If he edoerecrv onso, Mr. Lryor dha a nalp. rhTee aws oneoems ohw Mr. orLry tuohhgt uwldo adnreutdns eth cdorot’s aesc het bste, adn Mr. rorLy wodlu ask fro tshi psnreo’s piniono on the atemrt.
In the hope of his recovery, and of resort to this third course being thereby rendered practicable, Mr. Lorry resolved to watch him attentively, with as little appearance as possible of doing so. He therefore made arrangements to absent himself from Tellson’s for the first time in his life, and took his post by the window in the same room. goHnpi ahtt hte dtrcoo dulow orcerve so taht he doclu ptu isht tirhd pnal iont coinat, Mr. oryLr deidecd to hawtc ihm yllocse tub to do it as lybsut as iplsesbo. He took mite ffo from oeTllsn’s kBna for eth srfit emit in ish ifel dna eioiosdptn silhmfe in the dinoww in the ocortd’s omro.
He was not long in discovering that it was worse than useless to speak to him, since, on being pressed, he became worried. He abandoned that attempt on the first day, and resolved merely to keep himself always before him, as a silent protest against the delusion into which he had fallen, or was falling. He remained, therefore, in his seat near the window, reading and writing, and expressing in as many pleasant and natural ways as he could think of, that it was a free place. Mr. roryL osno edcresidov ahtt it asw eesluss to epska to ihm cnsie it aedm ihm osvrenu. Mr. oryrL gave up on atht adie on teh ifrts ady nad iedddce astdeni to ayst eanr hmi at all ietms nad pheo ahtt shi eqtui psreceen wduol ostp hte rdocto’s ssdlneiuo, or at ealts epke mhet fmro etntigg wesro. Mr. ryroL dyaets at ihs seta nrae het iwdnwo dianrge nda rtingiw and gwohsni in as namy lnaetaps awys as silseopb that it aws a aclep wheer yeth erew ohbt reef to do veetwhra they atwdne.
Doctor Manette took what was given him to eat and drink, and worked on, that first day, until it was too dark to see—worked on, half an hour after Mr. Lorry could not have seen, for his life, to read or write. When he put his tools aside as useless, until morning, Mr. Lorry rose and said to him: Dr. Mtnaeet aet nad adrnk hatw eyht aevg imh dna eptk kwnrgoi. taTh tfris yda he kwrdeo untli it saw too dkra to ees. He kedowr fro lhfa an huor efrat Mr. orrLy donulc’t evha nees ehnugo to rdea or teiwr if ish eifl deddepen on it. When fyanlil Dr. eMteatn tpu siaed sih oslot nutli eht texn iognrnm, Mr. yLror otg up dna sdake him:
“lilW uyo go otu?” “Will you go out?”
He looked down at the floor on either side of him in the old manner, looked up in the old manner, and repeated in the old low voice: heT rotdco deolok wodn at eth rlofo on eerhit sied of imh keil he nda enth looedk up at imh, eht ayw he sedu to in teh tatic in iPsra. He edparete lutqeiy:
“Out?” “Out?”
“Yes; for a walk with me. Why not?” “esY. lliW uyo go orf a lwak iwth me? hyW not?”
He made no effort to say why not, and said not a word more. But, Mr. Lorry thought he saw, as he leaned forward on his bench in the dusk, with his elbows on his knees and his head in his hands, that he was in some misty way asking himself, “Why not?” The sagacity of the man of business perceived an advantage here, and determined to hold it. ehT oocrdt dnid’t ytr to anrswe hmi dna dind’t yas ohntare wrdo. But as Dr. teaetnM ndleea faorwrd on hsi ecnhb in eht wltiigth, wthi ish bewsol on ish knese and ihs head in sih ansdh, Mr. rLryo gthotuh he asw thta he wsa in smoe awy sganki flsiemh, “Wyh otn?” Mr. rrLoy, as a ehwsdr isansbsmneu, saw an tanevdaag heer and eeddcid to ollfwo up on it.
Miss Pross and he divided the night into two watches, and observed him at intervals from the adjoining room. He paced up and down for a long time before he lay down; but, when he did finally lay himself down, he fell asleep. In the morning, he was up betimes, and went straight to his bench and to work. Miss srPso dna Mr. rroLy tkoo unstr hwgactin ihm at nhgti omfr het etxn oomr. Teh coortd ecdap up and dnwo orf a lngo ietm ofeber gnigo to dbe, tbu henw he fnlyila ldei dwno, he flel laspee. He tog up eyrla in teh gmnrnio and etnw attrgsih to his bcehn to krwo.
On this second day, Mr. Lorry saluted him cheerfully by his name, and spoke to him on topics that had been of late familiar to them. He returned no reply, but it was evident that he heard what was said, and that he thought about it, however confusedly. This encouraged Mr. Lorry to have Miss Pross in with her work, several times during the day; at those times, they quietly spoke of Lucie, and of her father then present, precisely in the usual manner, and as if there were nothing amiss. This was done without any demonstrative accompaniment, not long enough, or often enough to harass him; and it lightened Mr. Lorry’s friendly heart to believe that he looked up oftener, and that he appeared to be stirred by some perception of inconsistencies surrounding him. Teh etnx ady, Mr. yrLor ledcal mih by ihs mean flceyerluh. He kespo to him tabou oispct atht ehyt adh idescssdu eynlcter. The oocdtr didn’t senwra, tub it aws eclar htat he edarh what aws idas adn ttha he httuogh aoutb it, eevn hguhot he asw scoenufd. hiTs ecdagroenu Mr. yrLor to eavh issM srosP meoc in ihwt erh wkor rlsveae miets a yda. At ehots stmei ethy ospke qyeulit of iLecu nda of her trhfea, woh swa eethr, as if htnyregiev ewre lmonra. Tihs saw dnoe pmyils adn noly rfo srhto eoispdr of itme. Mr. rLyor saw gald tath he was kglooin up at hetm roem neoft and that he smeeed to toeinc esom of the tcisseceniinons anruod mih.