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Blau is looking at photographs in a newspaper and eating a piece of buttered toast at the dining table. Snowball is sat next to her chair on the floor; it has just finished eating breakfast comprised of a handful of cherries.
The newspaper, which belongs to the old man and was kept at the dining table, has many colored photographs: an old man is smiling holding some grass in his hand, a young woman wearing an olive-colored maxi dress is walking through a room inside a palace which has many paintings of men on its walls, a young man is holding a paintbrush and looking at his unfinished work of art – a painting of old bottles holding red poppies plus green roses, and so on. After she has finished eating her toast, Blau puts the newspaper down and remembers that she needed to converse with the old man regarding getting back to Moscow; he is cooking some vegetables on the stove.
Blau: I need to get myself back to Moscow soon. I have some work there.
The Old Man: Oh! What kind of work?
Blau: I am working on two cases right now and I can only find more clues regarding both in Moscow; those clues should help me solve the cases fast.
The Old Man: Really?
Blau: Yes! One case involves a young boy who was murdered and another case involves a young woman who was has been kidnapped.
The Old Man: Oh! How horrible! So, you have no idea who committed these crimes?
Blau: No, not yet! But I am certain that I can solve both the cases soon. Uh, do you have any idea how I can get myself to Moscow?
The Old Man: Yes, I do! I can take you to the closest train station and from there you can get a train which will take you to Russia.
Blau: Oh, thank you! Can you take me there tomorrow? I want to take Snowball and go to the train station in the morning.
The Old Man: Yes, I can take you there in the morning!
Blau: Brilliant! Will we be walking to the train station?
The Old Man: Yes, we will! It’s not far…it will take us maybe thirty to thirty-five minutes to get there. It’s a very small train station actually but if you buy a ticket when we get there, you and your dog should be able to get on a train which leaves for Moscow in the evening.