The story “My Girl in Skin-Tight Jeans” by William Boyd opens with the narrator stating that his poor health is the reason why he remains a bachelor, and not any kind of a problem between him and the female sex. He goes on to say that his mother left him a small legacy, so he does not have to work for living. He reads a lot of magazines, which he enjoys because of their bright illustrations and positive outlook.

The narrator spends his winters in a small resort town in California. Last spring, a girl arrived in the town, and he quickly became obsessed with her. The narrator explains his habits, which primarily involve eating out at one of the resort’s two cafes. The narrator goes to one of the cafes for breakfast and then notices the arrival of three unknown men. He wishes they would not disturb the quiet of the town. His distress mounts as two of the men...

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