Where is the train coming from and where is it going to? What clues are there to tell us what the countryside around the border is like? What clues are there to tell us what the country around the Glasgow is like? What are the different types of mail that are carried by the train? Why do most people anxiously await the mail?

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Will Carington, works for Noodle

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To get answers to these questions, my advice would be to read the poem carefully and think about what it describes. Based on your reading, what details of the train journey can you identify?

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