Prologue 6

"You're not seriously going to read the whole way?" Joe asked.

Aaron looked up from his book. "And why not?"

"Because, old man, I am so terribly bored and we need some female company."

"Joe, you go on ahead. I'm not in the mood."

Joe looked at his friend scornfully and said, "You never are, but that's why I'm here." He snatched the book from Aaron's hands and darted out of the compartment.

Aaron leapt up shouting, "Hey!", and ran after his whooping friend.