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5.0 out of 5 stars Spark plug lead problem on Li150, 10 Sept. 2013
This review is from: Lambretta Li, TV, SX & DL Scooters Service & Repair Manual: 1958-1998 (Haynes Service and Repair Manuals) (Hardcover)
Andy Greville Wynne works in a bookshop - it suits him - he's quite shy after all. He wouldn't have been at all happy in the cut and thrust of office life he feels and he is comfortable there. Sometimes Mr. Ellis leaves him on his own to look after the shop while he goes for a lie down at the back. However, there is more to Andy than meets the eye - he has a secret. When he can, he likes to hide behind the bookshelves and spy on pretty girls. It's a kind of game - it's a way of getting something he would be too timid to get otherwise, but it has become compulsive, a bothersome addiction. He gets caught one day of course, but instead of the embarrassing fuss he had expected, Sheila is pleasant and smiling - she slips round the back of the stack and he realises that she has been watching him while he was watching the girls in the shop. What an understanding woman he thinks. They talk - she says she works at the clinic nearby and he assumes she is a nurse - how nice. At first he finds conversation difficult, he haltingly shyly, she more self assured. 'A good listener' he thinks. He finds it difficult to stop his mind from wandering. Her naturalness, her ease is exciting for him and wonders what it would be like with her, what it would be like to be close to her.

He makes up his mind to bump into her - as if by accident, and to ask her out. With the help of Mr Ellis' secret supply of vodka he finds the will to drive to the clinic that evening. Waiting in the van in the car park he sees Sheila's name on the clinic welcome board - she is one of the psychotherapists at the clinic. He is shocked - that must be why she has time for him and his dirtiness. He feels a surge of humiliation and hatred. She wasn't interested in him - he was just a specimen as far as she was concerned, He finds her scooter at he back of the clinic and pulls out the spark plug lead. Sheila comes out of the clinic but cannot get the scooter started. Andy, who has been watching, pretends that he was coming to meet her and offers to take her home. Reluctantly she agrees. The vodka he drank earlier for the Dutch Courage to visit her is starting to burn through him. He isn't used to it. he is driving too fast but he can't seem to slow down. Sheila panics and tries to get out, but just as she is opening the door he accelerates jerkily and Sheila falls out and disappears under the back wheels of the van. Andy is terrified , he pulls the van over and tries to stir Sheila but she is lifeless. Looking down at her he realises in an instant that this was not an accident, it was just fate helping him along. This was what had to happen. he rushes back to the van and drives off. If he gives the van a good wash - nobody would know - after all, it's right that she had to be punished in some way for leading him on like that, and that's just how it worked out. This was a lesson to be learnt - better to just avoid other people.
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Initial post: 23 Sep 2014 18:53:29 BDT
jumbo says:
whats this got to do with lambrettas
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