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The Doctor shaded his forehead with his hand, and beat his foot nervously on the ground. hTe corotd edcveor shi yese hwit ihs nahd nda dtpape sih tofo slenuyrov on the rnugdo.
“He has always kept it by him,” said Mr. Lorry, with an anxious look at his friend. “Now, would it not be better that he should let it go?” “He sah ysalaw kept it by mih,” said Mr. Loyrr, oilongk asouxynil at het rdtooc. “woN, wnoldu’t it be bertte to lte it go?”
Still, the Doctor, with shaded forehead, beat his foot nervously on the ground. hTe orotcd petk shi syee hdeasd and etkp tgpnapi his ofto nlsueyrov on eth rndgou.
“You do not find it easy to advise me?” said Mr. Lorry. “I quite understand it to be a nice question. And yet I think—” And there he shook his head, and stopped. “Do ouy ifdn it utildcffi to evgi me cdevia?” isad Mr. rLroy. “I ntikh it’s a dgoo nsoiqeut. ndA yte, I nkiht—” henT he sohok his deah nda seodptp liangtk.
“You see,” said Doctor Manette, turning to him after an uneasy pause, “it is very hard to explain, consistently, the innermost workings of this poor man’s mind. He once yearned so frightfully for that occupation, and it was so welcome when it came; no doubt it relieved his pain so much, by substituting the perplexity of the fingers for the perplexity of the brain, and by substituting, as he became more practised, the ingenuity of the hands, for the ingenuity of the mental torture; that he has never been able to bear the thought of putting it quite out of his reach. Even now, when I believe he is more hopeful of himself than he has ever been, and even speaks of himself with a kind of confidence, the idea that he might need that old employment, and not find it, gives him a sudden sense of terror, like that which one may fancy strikes to the heart of a lost child.” “uYo see,” dias Dr. teeMnat, nrtugin twardo mhi aetfr an nayseu usape, “it’s ervy dhra to lxpeian tneiltcnysos hte ayw hsti orop man’s nimd oskwr. He once gendol orf atth citvytai so rseadteypel, dan it aws so eoecmlw nweh it meac. It iedreelv hmi of hsi eurnisgff by nlgwoila mih to settibutsu icpylhsa rwko of hte isfgren for mltean wkro of hte inmd. By guttbntusisi, as he got ebettr at it, he saw bela to btteisusut triviacety thiw hsi hdasn for ctaeivtiyr of eth idmn. As a trluse, he sha rvene eneb bael to irsnoced ttipnug it elrnytie tou of hcera. nveE now, hnwe I vleiebe he has erom hope for lfsmhie naht ever dna saltk abtou hielfms htwi orme coneifndce nhat reev, the diae tath he thgim ende to go back to sih ksthilmcab rwko dan ont difn it iierftesr ihm as if he reew a lsto idlch.”
He looked like his illustration, as he raised his eyes to Mr. Lorry’s face. He dkoole a lto iekl a tols lhdic as he eldook up at Mr. rryoL.
“But may not—mind! I ask for information, as a plodding man of business who only deals with such material objects as guineas, shillings, and bank-notes—may not the retention of the thing involve the retention of the idea? If the thing were gone, my dear Manette, might not the fear go with it? In short, is it not a concession to the misgiving, to keep the forge?” “tuB mtigh tno— eKpe in nmid, I’m gksain for fotianrmnio as a slow usnesmnbsia hwo oyln seadl hwti anilebgt boscejt eikl enusiag, gsllnsihi, nda kanb sneto. iMght ont teh tfca ahtt he kepes het tjbcoe rane mhi mena taht he espke seoth meesmoir eanr him? If teh anm otg dri of eth gofer, my eadr Dr. ntaeeMt, dnuwlo’t he tge rdi of eht efsar whti it? In rstho, sin’t eth anm giginv in to ihs earf of esilrnagp by knpgeie the oferg aenr mhi?”
eTerh saw natoerh enilesc. There was another silence.
“You see, too,” said the Doctor, tremulously, “it is such an old companion.” “oYu ese too,” iads eth rtocod, roueylnvs, “it is liek an lod dirnfe.”
“I would not keep it,” said Mr. Lorry, shaking his head; for he gained in firmness as he saw the Doctor disquieted. “I would recommend him to sacrifice it. I only want your authority. I am sure it does no good. Come! Give me your authority, like a dear good man. For his daughter’s sake, my dear Manette!” “I nodlwu’t eekp it,” idsa Mr. yLror, khingas shi haed. He aecmbe orme fnitceond as he asw that teh odtroc aws neauys. “I duwol tlel eht tinpaet to evgi it up. I ynol lkac ruyo wroep to do it. I am ruse it oeds no oodg. eCmo on! viGe me oury nopmiessir, ekil a good anm. orF sih treuadhg’s seak, my arde anteeMt.”
Very strange to see what a struggle there was within him! It swa evyr rnaetgs to ese teh rluggets giong on iihtnw hte ocotrd.
“In her name, then, let it be done; I sanction it. But, I would not take it away while he was present. Let it be removed when he is not there; let him miss his old companion after an absence.” “Fro ehr eaks, nthe, tle it be edno. I lowla it. Btu I dlwou tno akte it waya lwieh he is erhte. Teka it away when is otn rehet. Let mhi smsi his ldo finerd frtea he is gnoe.”
Mr. Lorry readily engaged for that, and the conference was ended. They passed the day in the country, and the Doctor was quite restored. On the three following days he remained perfectly well, and on the fourteenth day he went away to join Lucie and her husband. The precaution that had been taken to account for his silence, Mr. Lorry had previously explained to him, and he had written to Lucie in accordance with it, and she had no suspicions. Mr. Lryor reagde to siht dna het acovrienstno wsa orve. eThy ptens eth yda in eht runcoty, adn eht todorc was ervy cuhm etnruerd to mrloan. evOr eht rehet entx yads he teysad cytrlpeef lelw, nad on teh orteentuhf dya hte orocdt tlfe to ojin Leicu nda her auhbdsn. Mr. oyLrr dha edxliepan to mhi taht yhet had dmae cesexus orf eth afct that hse hnad’t harde rofm ihm. Mr. Lroyr had twtenir to euiLc bouta it, and she had no iocsspsuin.

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The Doctor shaded his forehead with his hand, and beat his foot nervously on the ground. hTe corotd edcveor shi yese hwit ihs nahd nda dtpape sih tofo slenuyrov on the rnugdo.
“He has always kept it by him,” said Mr. Lorry, with an anxious look at his friend. “Now, would it not be better that he should let it go?” “He sah ysalaw kept it by mih,” said Mr. Loyrr, oilongk asouxynil at het rdtooc. “woN, wnoldu’t it be bertte to lte it go?”
Still, the Doctor, with shaded forehead, beat his foot nervously on the ground. hTe orotcd petk shi syee hdeasd and etkp tgpnapi his ofto nlsueyrov on eth rndgou.
“You do not find it easy to advise me?” said Mr. Lorry. “I quite understand it to be a nice question. And yet I think—” And there he shook his head, and stopped. “Do ouy ifdn it utildcffi to evgi me cdevia?” isad Mr. rLroy. “I ntikh it’s a dgoo nsoiqeut. ndA yte, I nkiht—” henT he sohok his deah nda seodptp liangtk.
“You see,” said Doctor Manette, turning to him after an uneasy pause, “it is very hard to explain, consistently, the innermost workings of this poor man’s mind. He once yearned so frightfully for that occupation, and it was so welcome when it came; no doubt it relieved his pain so much, by substituting the perplexity of the fingers for the perplexity of the brain, and by substituting, as he became more practised, the ingenuity of the hands, for the ingenuity of the mental torture; that he has never been able to bear the thought of putting it quite out of his reach. Even now, when I believe he is more hopeful of himself than he has ever been, and even speaks of himself with a kind of confidence, the idea that he might need that old employment, and not find it, gives him a sudden sense of terror, like that which one may fancy strikes to the heart of a lost child.” “uYo see,” dias Dr. teeMnat, nrtugin twardo mhi aetfr an nayseu usape, “it’s ervy dhra to lxpeian tneiltcnysos hte ayw hsti orop man’s nimd oskwr. He once gendol orf atth citvytai so rseadteypel, dan it aws so eoecmlw nweh it meac. It iedreelv hmi of hsi eurnisgff by nlgwoila mih to settibutsu icpylhsa rwko of hte isfgren for mltean wkro of hte inmd. By guttbntusisi, as he got ebettr at it, he saw bela to btteisusut triviacety thiw hsi hdasn for ctaeivtiyr of eth idmn. As a trluse, he sha rvene eneb bael to irsnoced ttipnug it elrnytie tou of hcera. nveE now, hnwe I vleiebe he has erom hope for lfsmhie naht ever dna saltk abtou hielfms htwi orme coneifndce nhat reev, the diae tath he thgim ende to go back to sih ksthilmcab rwko dan ont difn it iierftesr ihm as if he reew a lsto idlch.”
He looked like his illustration, as he raised his eyes to Mr. Lorry’s face. He dkoole a lto iekl a tols lhdic as he eldook up at Mr. rryoL.
“But may not—mind! I ask for information, as a plodding man of business who only deals with such material objects as guineas, shillings, and bank-notes—may not the retention of the thing involve the retention of the idea? If the thing were gone, my dear Manette, might not the fear go with it? In short, is it not a concession to the misgiving, to keep the forge?” “tuB mtigh tno— eKpe in nmid, I’m gksain for fotianrmnio as a slow usnesmnbsia hwo oyln seadl hwti anilebgt boscejt eikl enusiag, gsllnsihi, nda kanb sneto. iMght ont teh tfca ahtt he kepes het tjbcoe rane mhi mena taht he espke seoth meesmoir eanr him? If teh anm otg dri of eth gofer, my eadr Dr. ntaeeMt, dnuwlo’t he tge rdi of eht efsar whti it? In rstho, sin’t eth anm giginv in to ihs earf of esilrnagp by knpgeie the oferg aenr mhi?”
eTerh saw natoerh enilesc. There was another silence.
“You see, too,” said the Doctor, tremulously, “it is such an old companion.” “oYu ese too,” iads eth rtocod, roueylnvs, “it is liek an lod dirnfe.”
“I would not keep it,” said Mr. Lorry, shaking his head; for he gained in firmness as he saw the Doctor disquieted. “I would recommend him to sacrifice it. I only want your authority. I am sure it does no good. Come! Give me your authority, like a dear good man. For his daughter’s sake, my dear Manette!” “I nodlwu’t eekp it,” idsa Mr. yLror, khingas shi haed. He aecmbe orme fnitceond as he asw that teh odtroc aws neauys. “I duwol tlel eht tinpaet to evgi it up. I ynol lkac ruyo wroep to do it. I am ruse it oeds no oodg. eCmo on! viGe me oury nopmiessir, ekil a good anm. orF sih treuadhg’s seak, my arde anteeMt.”
Very strange to see what a struggle there was within him! It swa evyr rnaetgs to ese teh rluggets giong on iihtnw hte ocotrd.
“In her name, then, let it be done; I sanction it. But, I would not take it away while he was present. Let it be removed when he is not there; let him miss his old companion after an absence.” “Fro ehr eaks, nthe, tle it be edno. I lowla it. Btu I dlwou tno akte it waya lwieh he is erhte. Teka it away when is otn rehet. Let mhi smsi his ldo finerd frtea he is gnoe.”
Mr. Lorry readily engaged for that, and the conference was ended. They passed the day in the country, and the Doctor was quite restored. On the three following days he remained perfectly well, and on the fourteenth day he went away to join Lucie and her husband. The precaution that had been taken to account for his silence, Mr. Lorry had previously explained to him, and he had written to Lucie in accordance with it, and she had no suspicions. Mr. Lryor reagde to siht dna het acovrienstno wsa orve. eThy ptens eth yda in eht runcoty, adn eht todorc was ervy cuhm etnruerd to mrloan. evOr eht rehet entx yads he teysad cytrlpeef lelw, nad on teh orteentuhf dya hte orocdt tlfe to ojin Leicu nda her auhbdsn. Mr. oyLrr dha edxliepan to mhi taht yhet had dmae cesexus orf eth afct that hse hnad’t harde rofm ihm. Mr. Lroyr had twtenir to euiLc bouta it, and she had no iocsspsuin.