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.