no surprise

this does not come as a surprise, said sponge. i saw the corner coming. knew there would not be a shop. sometimes i feel it does not really matter. i might spell it maater but it would not change a lot.

surprise

they arrived at a new corner. eventually. no shop. this building does not allow for shops, apparently, said sponge.
what are we going to do now, said breadroll. wait?
you’d be surprised, said block of wood.
they spent the day like that.

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