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2015年2月9日星期一

More Than Six Seconds


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  She looked him directly in the eye. A colleague of hers had once told her that eye contact with another person for more than six seconds without looking away or blinking revealed a desire for either sex or murder. She reflexively hadn't believed this, but it had intrigued her enough to test it out on various friends and strangers. To her surprise, with the exception of John, one of them always looked away before the six seconds was up.

  Dr. Davis looked down at his desk after four seconds. Arguably, this meant only that he wanted neither to kill her nor tear her clothes off, but she worried that it meant more. She would get prodded and assayed, scanned and tested, but she guessed that he didn't need to investigate anything further. She'd told him her story, and she couldn't remember John Black's address. He already knew exactly what was wrong with.

Still Alice, p58~59
Lisa Genova
ISBN 978-1-4391-0281-7

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