Doug considered himself an expert
in reading Denise’s body language.
He made a study of her
and identified three main patterns of behaviour:
1) the way in which upon seeing him
she would dart into a nearby hedgerow
2) the way in which she would clamp her hands
tightly to her ears and close her eyes whenever he talked
3) the way in which, when once his hand lightly brushed hers,
she looked enquiringly into his eyes and then applied
an elbow to his ribs and a toe-cap to his shins
the unspoken intentions
hidden beneath the actions.
It was clear that she was desperately in love with him.