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2009-7-7 17:07

简爱 jane91

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PART FOUR - LIFE AT MOOR HOUSE
CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE
My Past Returns

I promised St. John that I would teach at the Morton school until Christmas. then he could find another teacher. On the last day of school, St. John came to see me as I said goodbye to my students. I was sad to see some of them go.

"Jane, your students have already learned so much. And you've only worked here for a few months! Just think how good it would be,if you spent your life teaching!"

"Oh, no, St. John," I said, "I don't think I could do it forever. But don't talk about school now. It's Christmas time!"

He looked serious. "What are your plans?"

"For the next few days, Hanna and I are going to clean Moor House. We'll get everything ready for Christmas.

Everything must be ready for Diana and Mary when they come home next week, for a really wonderful time!"

St. John smiled. "That's all right for now, but I hope, Jane, that you'll soon think seriously about ways to use your mind, body and heart in the service of God."

"St. John, we are all so lucky to be together, and we have so many reasons to be happy this Christmas. Don't scold me!" I said cheerfully.

That week Hanna and I worked hard, cooking and cleaning. It made us happy to see Diana and Mary's faces when they saw the beautiful house and warm fires, and all the cakes and Christmas foods we had made.