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Perhaps she would be worth a little attention. He was, after all, between girlfriends now that Laura had gone to London. They had agreed he would go to London every month but it had not worked out. He had been unable to find the time and she had been most unreasonable about it, he thought.
'If you cared anything about me, you would have made the effort,' she had said. 'But you don't and you didn't.'
He had been appalled by the unfairness of this attack. There had been very good reasons why he could not go to London, apart from the expense, of course. There was a rugby international that weekend and if she thought he was going to miss that just to go to London for a weekend then she was going to have to think again. Which she did.
Bruce turned and, as he did so, he caught a glimpse of himself in the mirror, and smiled. 'Terrific!' he said, unbuttoning his rugby shirt. 'That looks just terrific!'
It was a favourite mirror of his, full length, which made it possible for him to inspect the benefits of his regular sessions at the gym. Very satisfactory, he thought.
From '44 Scotland Street' by Alexander McCall Smith, Birlin