Mother waiting for their children, that run off with Peter Pan.
"But, my dear madam, it is ten days till Thursday week; so that by telling you what's what, we can save you ten days of unhappiness."
"Yes, but at what a cost! By depriving the children of ten minutes of delight."
"Oh, if you look at it in that way."
"What other way is there in which to look at it?"
J.M.Barrie: Peter and Wendy