First impressions are powerful. Along with the instinctive fight-or -flight appraisals, we rae also weighing the opportunities involved in almost every new face-to-face encounter. No matter how hare we try, we cannot get away from the fact that image and appearance areimportant when meeting someone for the first time.
'Bring it in,' said a voice.
As they walked across to the Splendide, they saw that a team of workmen was already busy at the scene of the explosion. Several trees were uprooted and hoses from three municipal tank cars were washing down the boulevard and pavements. The bomb-crater had disappeared and only a few passers-by had paused to gape. Bond assumed that similar face-lifting had already been carried out at the Hermitage and to the shops and frontages which had lost their windows.
"Send him in. And tell the Armourer to come up in five minutes."