Two young women (18?) are entering through a gate into the woods below Kenwood House. The path is very muddy still on the edges, so they are walking in file. The front one is dark, the back one is blonde with a hair band. They are both in gym wear and a spaniel skips beside them.
“And he clearly said that he did not see me as a friend…”
She is saying this loudly in an expensively-educated voice so that her friend, and anyone else walking in the woods, can hear.
“He clearly said that he saw me as a potential girlfriend”.