I thought I’d relate this seemingly insignificant little fact to counterbalance the entertaining fiction offered in Making the Most of Lines (see below.)
I was putting my wheelie bin out by the edge of the lane at twilight, when I saw the lights of two bikes approaching in the distance. How did I know who it was? I didn’t for certain, but some intuitive sense persuaded me to wait and see.
Up the road came Sarah from Mill Lane and another young woman. The other girl said ‘hello’ which I returned. Only then did the much vaunted Sarah glance in my direction and say ‘oh, hello.’ Then she rode on.
Maybe I should have combed my hair while I was waiting. Maybe I should .......
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