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  • Two people discuss their work.

    PERSON 1. The apartment homes should be along this street, I think.
    PERSON 2. Why?
    PERSON 1. Because there’s plenty of area.
    PERSON 2. Ah.
    PERSON 1. And look at the blueprint. They’re going to take up a lot of space. We’ve got to have room and there are no buildings on this side of the street.
    PERSON 2. You’re right. We need five buildings in a row to build the complex. That’s what it shows on the blueprint.
    PERSON 1. Exactly.
    PERSON 2. Hey, look, there’s a café. You want to keep chatting while we get a bite to eat?
    PERSON 1. Sure.
    PERSON 2. These tables are nice, made of polished stone.
    PERSON 1. Yes, they are. The food is quite expensive, but I bet it will be worth it.

    Later.

    PERSON 1. Now we have eaten. Let’s tell the boss about the spot we chose.
    PERSON 2. You sure you want to do it along that street?
    PERSON 1. Of course. We’ll contact the boss first thing in the morning. Tomorrow we can start doing the construction. Five mighty buildings in a row, as shown on the blueprint. It’s getting pretty late. The street lamps are on and it’s dark. Let’s go home.

    [Exit]

    IMAGE: The Blueprint
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