I don't really know if Barbara had many admirers. I didn't notice it. I don't think she ever got any cards or letters or presents from admirers. Her family tried to fix meetings with Chinese guys. One boy was the son of the richest Chinese family in Cambridge and about the same age as Barbara. Several times there were meetings organized. Barbara went to these meetings as she didn't want to insult that family or her own family. At these meetings she played the part of the sweet and respectable daughter.

She would get annoyed if someone made a compliment when I was around. I remember one time when we went to the cinema in London, the boy who collected the tickets was continuing staring at her. When Barbara gave her ticket to him he said 'God you are beautiful'. Barbara got very angry at him. She said that he should be ashamed of himself and this was no way to treat a customer.



(thanks to Natalie for the translation)

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