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The Dark Glassesからの英文です。

Dorothy was beside us in no time. She peered one-eyed at the glasses, then at me. "Are you constipated?" she said. I maintained silence. But I felt she was seeing everything through her green glasses. "Put them on," Dorothy said. "Try them on," said Basil. They were ganged up together. Everything was going wrong, for I had come here to see how matters stood between them after the affair of the will. Basil gave me something to read. "It's all right now," I said, "but it was all a blur when I tried to read this morning." "Better take a dose," Dorothy said. I wanted to get out of the shop with my glasses as quickly as possible, but the brother said, "I'd better test your eyes again while you're here just to make sure." He seemed quite normal. I followed him into the dark interior. Dorothy switched on the light. They both seemed normal. The scene in the little office last night began to lose its conviction. As I read out the letters on the card in front of me I was thinking of Basil as "Mr Simmonds" and Dorothy as "Miss Simmonds", and feared their authority, and was in the wrong. Muriel SparkのThe Dark Glassesからの英文です。 主人公は15歳ぐらいの女の子です。 Basil=検眼士です。 Dorothyは検眼士の姉です。 主人公が検眼のためにBasilの店を訪れている場面です。 -------------------------------------------------------------- 一番最後の As I read out the letters on the card in front of me I was thinking of Basil as "Mr Simmonds" and Dorothy as "Miss Simmonds", and feared their authority, and was in the wrong. の個所の ●I was thinking of Basil as "Mr Simmonds" and Dorothy as "Miss Simmonds"というのは 主人公のどういう心境を表しているのでしょうか? うまく掴めません。 ●and feared their authority, and was in the wrong.のauthority(権威)とはどういう意味なのでしょうか? 小説の前の方から読んでいないとわかりにくいと思いますが、教えてください。宜しくお願いします。 前文は "What are you doing?" she said. He jumped up and pulled the blotting paper over his work. Her one eye through her green glasses glinted upon him, though I did not actually see it do so, but saw only the dark green glass focused with a squint on to his face. "I'm making up the accounts," he said, standing with his back to the desk, concealing the papers. I saw his hand reach back and tremble among them. "I shivered in my soaking wet clothes. Dorothy looked with her eye at the window. I slid sideways to avoid her and ran all the way home. Next morning I said. "I've tried to read with these glasses. It's all a blur. I suppose I'll have to take them back?" "Didn't you notice anything wrong when you tried---" "---tried them on in the shop?" "No. But the shop's so dark. Must I take them back?" I took them into Mr Simmonds early that afternoon. "I tried to read with them this morning, but it's all a blur." It was true that I had smeared them with cold cream first. となっています。

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1。I was thinking of Basil as "Mr Simmonds" and Dorothy as "Miss Simmonds"というのは 主人公のどういう心境を表しているのでしょうか?うまく掴めません。  ファーストネームで呼ぶ、個人的な親しさから、苗字で呼ぶ「距離を置く」冷たい遠さ、すなわち同じ町の知り合いから、検眼士とその姉、という職業的な繋がりに変わったことを感じたということでしょう。 2。and feared their authority, and was in the wrong.のauthority(権威)とはどういう意味なのでしょうか?  たった一人の怯えた少女にのしかかってくる、二人の医者めいた肩書きのある、グルになった大人たちからの圧力、という意味ではないでしょうか。

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「個人的な親しさから、苗字で呼ぶ「距離を置く」冷たい遠さ」、「職業的な繋がりに変わった」、というのはなるほど、と思いました。 ここのauthorityの意味するところもわかりました。 「二人の医者めいた肩書きのある、グルになった大人たちからの圧力」ですね。 ありがとうございます!

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    "Auntie says to try them properly," I said, "while I'm about it." This gave me an opportunity to have a look round the front premises. "You'll only want them for your studies," Basil said. "Oh, I sometimes need glasses even when I'm not reading," I said. I was looking through a door into a small inner office, darkened by a tree outside in the lane. The office contained a dumpy green safe, an old typewriter on a table, and a desk in the window with a ledger on it. Other ledgers were placed-- Muriel SparkのThe Dark Glassesからの英文です。 主人公は15歳ぐらいの女の子です。 Basil は検眼士で、主人公が検眼にお店を訪れている場面です。 ------------------------------------------------------ ●while I'm about it.の個所についてですが、 be about to doで「~するところである」、と辞書にあったのですが、ここはto tryが省略されているのでしょうか? ● a desk in the window のin the windowという表現がよくわかりません。 窓の中に、と読むと変な感じです。ここの前置詞のinはどんな風に読むのでしょうか? 前文は I was sent for to try on my new reading glasses. I had the hat-pin with me. I was friendly to Basil while I tested the new glasses in the front shop. He seemed to want to put a hand on my shoulder, hovered, but was afraid. Dorothy came downstairs and appeared before us just as his hand wavered. He protracted the wavering gesture into one which adjusted the stem of my glasses above my ear. となっています。 教えてください。宜しくお願いします。

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      We went into the examination room. She glided past me and switched on the dim light above the letter card. I began to read out the letters while Basil Simmonds stood with folded hands. Someone came into the front shop. Miss Simmonds slid off to see who it was and her brother tickled my neck. I read on. He drew me towards him. I put my hand into my blazer pocket. He said, "Oh!" and sprang away as the hat-pin struck through my blazer and into his thigh.   Miss Simmonds appeared in the doorway in her avenging white overall. Her brother, who had been rubbing his thigh in a puzzled way, pretended to be dusting a mark off the front of his trousers. "What's wrong? Why did you shout?" she said. "No, I didn't shout." Muriel SparkのThe Dark Glassesからの英文です。 Basil Simmondsは検眼士です。 主人公の女の子が検眼している場面です。 --------------------------------- ●Miss Simmonds appeared in the doorway in her avenging white overall.のin her avenging white overallの個所はどのように意味を理解して読むのでしょうか? avengingは復讐する、という意味ですか? ●Her brother, who had been rubbing his thigh in a puzzled way, pretended to be dusting a mark off the front of his trousers.のpretended to be dusting a mark off the front of his trousersについて教えてください。 pretended to be dusting ~は「~を払っているふりをする」? a markは印を? offはdustingと繋がって意味をとるのでしょうか?(dust a mark offで「印を払う」ですか?) front of his trousersは「彼のズボンの前で」? 教えてください。宜しくお願いします。 前文は I broke the glasses by sitting on them during my school holidays two years later.   My grandmother said, after she had sighed, "It's time you had your eyes tested--" "--eyes tested in any case," said my aunt when she had sighed.   I washed my hair the night before and put a wave in it. Next morning at eleven I walked down to Mr Simmonds's with one of my grandmother's long hat-pins in my blazer pocket. The shop front had been done up, with gold lettering on the glass door: Basil Simmonds, Optician, followed by a string of letters which, so far as I remember, were FBOA, AIC, and others. You're quite the young lady, Joan," he said, looking at my new breasts.   I smiled and put my hand in my blazer pocket.   He was smaller than he had been two years ago. I thought he must be about fifty or thirty. His face was more freckled than ever and his eyes were flat blue as from a box of paints. Miss Simmonds appeared silently in her soft slippers. "You're quite the young lady, Joan," she said from behind her green glasses, for her right eye had now gone blind and the other was said to be troubling her. となっています。

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