La Lectrice

Believe me, I know my job.
I'm asking you to publish it,
not criticise it.

You know...
Ambiguous ads
are ten a penny these days.

- My ad's not ambiguous.
- In that case...

- Take out "Young lady".
- And put what?

- "Person".
- Person?

Say "Person offers home-reading,
services, etc, etc...".

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

Just the advert code... 3 issues...
To minimise the damage.

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

"I love him as much as one can love
a researcher

who's always occupied
but rarely preoccupied. "

- A man like you.
- Read.

"I tell him about my plan. He agrees.
He's not at all contrary. "

Just like me!
That's what I tell everyone:
"Philippe is not at all contrary."

- What does everyone say?
- That I don't know how lucky I am.

And now...
Just to please me...
- I've no idea.
- Yes.

Choose. I want to choose
the first book with you.

I'm too busy.
I understand, darling.
Too bad.
Something easy, to begin with.