- Kublai Khan notices that all of the cities are similar. Really? They all seem remarkably different to me--at least superficially. How are they (here we go) perhaps even all the same city? What evidence is there here at the opening of chapter 3 that this is so?
- What then is the difference--if different at all--between Marco's various accounts (of the same or different city/ies) and what Kublai does when giving details and asking if there is such a city?
- Now tie this into dreams.