Nanjing, CHINA – After three days of continuous drilling the unidentified mustached man on the ladder finally made it through the cement and brick wall and into lucky classroom 8. Though his workspace partially blocked the steps of the entrance to the main building the man’s progress went unimpeded and unquestioned throughout. Students of class 8 concurred, “This is Chinese education, everything is boring and drilling. This is, how you say? Every day currency.” A monitor, sent by her classmates (admittedly groggy after her traditional three hour lunch period) to confirm exactly which parts of the hammering would be on the exam, found no trace of the visitor. “He must have been one of those foreigner teachers,” the girl suggested to her classmates as she tracked red dust around the floors. “They never give us even, how you say? Traces new knowledge.” Later the students reported that their glasses, text books, chairs, shoes, and everything but the cell phones which never leave their hands were missing.
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