I7: Reading

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The newspaper is in Das Auto. The initial appearance of the newspaper is "A newspaper is on the front passenger seat.". The description of the newspaper is "Today's issue of the Port Hope Guardian. It's a boring local rag, but the cover story is about the ongoing elections - might be worth reading.". Understand "cover story" as the newspaper. Understand "story" as the newspaper.
Instead of reading the newspaper:
	say "TEST".

Why again does this result in “You wrote ‘Instead of reading the newspaper’ , which seems to introduce a rule taking effect only if the action is ‘reading the newspaper’. But that did not make sense as a description of an action. I am unable to place this rule into any rulebook.”?

There is no built-in reading action. “read [something]” parses as examining, and “read about [text] in [something]” parses as consulting it about (with nouns reversed).

Oh. Okay, thanks, that’s an easy workaround then.