I thought of Hardy when I saw this gif of a young guy taking off his shirt. He’s not exactly as I picture Hardy, and he would be Hardy at a younger age than in the novella. But he conveys a friendly, sexy spirit I imagine Hardy exuding. Of course, what Hardy looks like is for you to decide. That’s the magic of reading.
Take a look. Hardy? (on GIPHY, from the blogspot Hombres Gay Sexis)