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The Apartment #257

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Everything surrounding them changed.
A room, brickwork walls, painted green. A coal fire burned in a cast-iron fireplace. To the left of the chimney breast, a window. Wooden shutters stopped anyone seeing in.
Or out.
Three of the four walls were shelved with books of timetables and dog-eared posters advertising coastal resorts.
In one corner, two filing cabinets, one of which supported a newspaper and teacup. On a desk tucked into another corner a calendar sat on a blotter . Two long benches, back to back, took up most of the space in the middle of the room.

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