by Martin Baena
Characters: M and F
Setting: river bank
M and F toss rocks into the river.
M: Take that tree over there. D’you see it?
M: The one in the water. Over there in the water.
M: How would you say it got there?
F: It was uprooted somehow… maybe the stream washed away the soil.
M: A man pushed the tree into the water.
F: How do you know?
M: A hiker found the man on the spot the tree once stood. He was dead, having overexerted himself.
F: Did this person see the man push the tree?
M: No, the hiker said he heard the tree fall. He found the body a few minute later.
F: What makes you think it’s not a coincidence?
F: Do we have any evidence the man pushed the tree over?
M: No, no direct evidence.
F: Well, then how can we be sure the man did it?
M: Well, we can…
F: D’ you see?
M: …we can say he did it.
F: And what would that gain us?
M: I haven’t figured that part out yet.
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