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Noises off

One prominent civic dignitary conducted a discussion with leading property consultants in the top-floor suite of his swish hotel during an after-lunch session. As talk turned to rentals, yields and the office supply pipeline, a series of what can only be described as love calls from the suite next door began to distract the participants.The grunting and groaning went on and on but the host maintained an imperturbable demeanour. One's thoughts turned to the definition of sang-froid.

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