Saturday, October 10

Having raised her since they discovered her in the station's Lost & Found 18 years earlier, the staff of the Rockville Train Station share a teary goodbye as Monica goes off on her first train to college. “Someday she’ll run this place,” comments the station manager. “She’d do this country good alright," replies the ticket collector. “Oh God, no, I just mean this station – she’d ruin the country," says the station manager as he picks his teeth with his ever-present toothpick.

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