The Words thinks it can outsmart us, however, providing one of those "what if" endings that raises such questions. Without some idea of the possible answer, however, all we get is frustration.
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"Nils Pihl calls it, "Newtonian engagement", that is, when "an engaged player will remain engaged until acted upon by an outside force". That's "progress".