“People-Watching” by Julia Gray narrates a Monday morning drawing activity that two students undertake for their drawing class. The two – Kajsa and Paul – sit with their canvases and chairs in the Paddington Station, following the instructions from their teacher to draw real-life people. Kajsa is studying French while Paul is studying architecture. They have both taken the art course, and Paul accepted Kajsa’s invitation to join her because he likes her. While sketching and drawing, Kajsa – who is not English – has certain dilemmas regarding English syntax and tries to find out from Paul why the English say “people-watching” instead of “watching people.” Paul finds himself unable to give her a very precise answer, though he assumes it has something to do with clarity of meaning. While the two continue chatting and drawing, Paul recalls past events involving his sister, nicknamed Turtle. ...

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