[ Scene: a subway car. Three people of interest to us ride, as a group; dub them Nominator, Vocator, and Apostrophor, for clarity. Another, Announcer, is never on stage. ]
[ The doors close, to the rapid firing of seventeen short electric beeps. ]
Apostrophor: So I thought half an umbrella would be the thing.
Nominator: What thing?
Announcer: [ Always loudly, overwhelming other dialogue. ] This was Morton Station. Hobart is next. Thank you for riding MyTra. This is the Green Line.( Collapse )
Apostrophor: No ... I'll tell you when we're lost.
Trivia: The City and South London Railway, as the first electrically operated underground system, dispensed with unnecessary things like windows in the train carriages. Source: London: The Biography, Peter Ackroyd.
Currently Reading: The Circus: MI-5 Operations, Nigel West.