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Alexander McCall Smith

“The difficulty, of course, with standing up to women was that it appeared to make little difference. At the end of the day,a man was no match for a woman.... The only thing to do was to try to avoid situations where women might corner you. And that was difficult, because women had a way of ensuring that you were neatly boxed in, which was exactly what had happened to him. He should have been more careful. He should have been on his guard when she offered him cake. That was her technique, he now understood; just as Eve had used an apple to trap Adam, so [she] had used fruit cake. Fruit cake, apples; it made no difference really. Oh foolish, weak men!”


Alexander McCall Smith, The Full Cupboard of Life
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The Full Cupboard of Life (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #5) The Full Cupboard of Life by Alexander McCall Smith
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