“May I give you some cream?”

“Just a little, please.”

“Is this how you like it?

“Thank you, that’s delicious.”

Our voices sounded so absurd  that I could have laughed out loud. We were like two unimportant characters in the first act of a play, put there to make conversation  until it is time for the chief actor to appear.

Christopher Isherwood, “Mr Norris Changes Trains”.

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