A curious incident in the
I was standing on the platform waiting for the train with a book in hand. When the train came, I did not notice anything special about it but the car stopping before me being a little bit darker inside than usual. It is only when the train started off, that I perceived that the lights were put out. It was an absolute darkness in the car. By my side there was a group of young people – three or four girls and a youth. When I was entering, I saw that all the girls were looking at the boy with a clearly understandable interest indicating that he had not yet made up his mind who he wanted to be with. I should inform you all, ladies and gentlemen, that in most cases I act with impetuosity, forgetting all prudence. At that very moment I also proceeded offhandedly. I placed my hand on the thigh of the nearest girl. She did not draw back nor push off my hand. In the dark she could not see who the attacker was and probably thought it was her acquaintance. I began stroking her thigh making a sortie to the backside. She did not move. During the whole haul I traveled all over the girl’s thigh, and took away the hand only when the train began to slow down showing that the station is near. When the train stopped, I was standing still absorbed in a book. At the same time I was observing the young people in an underhand way. The girl in question was looking at the boy with a winsome smile, trying to show to him that she did not object to his advances, obviously hoping to have become his choice at last. The youth was looking at the girl indifferently.
Too bad I will never know the sequel of the relations among those young people.