Auto Deceit, Part 7
At the podium, he took a sip of water from the bottle he carried, then placed it on the floor near his feet, seeing it would not stand on the slanted surface. He reached into his jacket and pulled out a yellow piece of paper, folded into a tight square.
He unfolded it, taking care to flatten every crease. Clearing his throat once, he surveyed the room spotting people he recognized and others he did not.