the breeze dropped a tear, and breadroll thought there would be rain soon, at least he made his colleagues believe that, as they went through great efforts to convince him (attempted persuasion) to convice him that rain would not be possible for another month or so as the owner of the corner had repeatedly failed to pay any license fee.
not licensed, sponge said, and his words stood beside the corner like a block of marble stone for the 3 to sit on.