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Crying was turning into whining. A man in a well-tailored

suit was tapping his rolled up newspaper against his lap.

The heads of passengers were rising from above papers,

books, to exchange bitter expressions. One woman

remained unmoved in her knitting.

A man with wild hair, in pajama bottoms featuring bears

and reindeer, tried to distract the toddler, also to no avail.

The little girl looked up at her mother several times, and

seemed to be embarrassed for her toddler brother.

“Be quiet right now! Forget the lollipop! Can’t you see

mummy is listening to jazz!” she yelled.