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:04:01
Reader!
:04:03
"Fran├žoise is sweet, but her naivety
is disheartening. Reader."

:04:08
"In the age of audio-books, she dreams
of duchesses and ladies' maids."

:04:12
"Not at all, said Fran├žoise..."
:04:13
It's different now:
:04:15
Invalids, disabled people,
the old or lonely...

:04:18
Or bachelors.
:04:22
Move.
:04:26
"Bachelors..."
:04:28
"I admit her naivety can be disturbing."
:04:33
"The idea grew until I found myself
in front of the ad man. "

:04:38
"He's sucking on an unlit cigar
and staring at me. "

:04:41
- No advice.
- "He says."

:04:43
But if I was you,
I wouldn't place that ad.

:04:46
- No way.
- Why?

:04:50
"Young lady offers home reading service:
:04:53
"Literature, documents, texts."
:04:56
Phone number. It's asking for trouble.
:05:00
Believe me, I know my job.
:05:02
I'm asking you to publish it,
not criticise it.

:05:06
You know...
:05:08
Ambiguous ads
are ten a penny these days.

:05:11
- My ad's not ambiguous.
- In that case...

:05:14
- Take out "Young lady".
- And put what?

:05:18
Put...
:05:20
- "Person".
- Person?

:05:24
Say "Person offers home-reading,
services, etc, etc...".

:05:30
You see "person" is sexless.
:05:32
How do you know?
:05:34
Well, I suppose it's up to you.
:05:37
But don't give a phone number...
Type that...

:05:41
Just the advert code... 3 issues...
To minimise the damage.

:05:48
That comes to...
:05:55
"And I leave."
:05:56
"I feel his eyes lingering on my legs."
:05:59
"Here I am at Philippe's. He's the man
in my life. For now anyway. "


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