So let's say you had a fantasy/sci-fi story (since they're the only ones I know which rely heavily on infodumps) and you wanted to tell the reader what has happened so far (the infodump, for those of you who are not familiar with the term) but you want to do it in a sneaky way. Could any of you give advice on, say, the character finding the information piece by piece and the reader having to piece it all together? Because this is an idea I'm toying with. Example: "The wind blew dirt and small stones across the street. To the side, the rustle of a newspaper boldly proclaiming 'Council disbands' sounded more ominous than it was, and made the boy want to get home quickly." This is just a rough outline, but you get the idea. The story would be littered with upwards of twenty of these. Any feedback? Advice? Comments? Or maybe you just plain hate the idea; that's good too.