"Thank you for coming."

"Of course we came, lass."

"At least it's over now."

"Over? What's over?"

"This steam nonsense."

"Tisn't nonsense, lass. Your grandfather died because he got the last bit working."

"It's still nonsense, Mr Iverson." She pointed at the "monster" in the work-yard. "What does it do that the mill doesn't do now?"

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