Can you hide a count up (or down) in your text by including numbers that increase (or decrease) over the narrative segment or chapter?

Some easy cases might include:

  • Mentioning the time or date.
  • “A table for how many, sir?”
  • The number of hours left to some event
  • Geographic coordinates
  • A house number
  • The price of something
  • A supprising statistic
  • An auction bidding war
  • People giving their ages
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