TRAIN DREAM                
     
                                       
                                         
                                         
                                          
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 YOU   FIND  YOURSELF  IN   A  RIFT  -  A 
  CLEARING, NARROW BUT IMMEASURABLY LONG. 
 TO YOUR  SIDES ARE  WALLS MADE OF TREES, 
 THICK AND  READY TO SWALLOW YOU. THE SUN 
 IS NOWHERE  TO BE  SEEN, BUT  NONTHELESS 
 IT IS VERY BRIGHT - THE AIR  FEELS LIGHT 
            BLUE, ALMOST WHITE.           
                                          
 ALONG  THE SPAN OF THE CLEARING  LAY TWO 
    PARALLEL SILVERY LINES, DARK HARD     
 METAL.  SOMEHOW  YOU CAN  SEE  HOW HEAVY 
                 THEY ARE.                
                                          
 THEY  EMIT   A   HIGH  PITCHED  WHINE... 
                                          
                                         
                                     
                                         
                                          
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 YOURE  AT   THE   TRAIN STATION,   ON  A 
 CATWALK ABOVE THE  RAILS. YOUR TRAIN  IS 
 LATE,  OR YOU  ARE  LATE  TO THE  TRAIN. 
 IT'S A SUMMER AFTERNOON  AND THE STATION 
 IS  BUSY,  FULL  OF RELAXED  CONFIDENCE. 
                                          
 YOU'RE IN HIGH  SPIRITS, ALTHOUGH A  BIT 
 STRESSED  ABOUT  THE  TIME, WHILE MOVING 
 UP THE  STAIRS  TO  YOUR  PLATFORM.  THE 
 STATION   IS  IN  SEVERAL   LEVELS,  ALL 
      PLACED WITHIN EACHOTHER BY SOME     
     INTELLIGENT DESIGNER, AND FULL OF    
      STAIRS, ELEVATORS, SHORTCUTS,       
 BAZAARS... YOU SIGHT YOUR TRAIN  THROUGH 
 SOME  GLASS  WINDOWS. IT'S... NOT  WHERE 
           IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE?           
                                          
                                         
                                     
                                         
                                          
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 YOU'RE FINALLY ENTERING THE  CITY. WHILE 
 IT IS  INDEED  A  VERY  HIGH SPEED TRAIN 
 YOU'RE  TRAVELING  IN,  THE  JOURNEY HAS 
 BEEN  LONG.  BUT   IT'S  ABOUT  TO  END! 
                                          
 SOCIETY  IS GROWING DENSER  AROUND  YOU, 
 THROUGH  THE WINDOWS YOU SEE FIRST SMALL 
 SHACKS, BUILT OF METAL  AND  STONE, THEN 
 PROPER HOUSES WITH  MORTAR  TO KEEP THEM 
 TOGETHER... WHO  IN  TURN  MAKE  WAY FOR 
    THE INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS, THE URBAN   
      MAZE, PROTECTIVE WALLS, JUNGLE      
                NETWORK...                
                                          
 THE TRACKS  LEAVE THE  GROUND,  WHICH IS 
 NEEDED  FOR  OTHER  PURPOSES.   YOU  ARE 
  CARRIED GENTLY, CURVING UPWARDS UNTIL   
 YOU'RE MOVING UPWARD  ALONG THE  WALL OF 
 A BUILDING. IT'S MADE  OF SLABBY  STONE, 
     WITH GREAT GLASSLESS WINDOW HOLES    
 LOOKING  OUT THE WAY  YOU  CAME.  IT  IS 
           PITCH BLACK INSIDE.