Brief Lives - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4 Summary

The Alderman watches the aurora as he walks a large circle, checking his Death traps. The south trap is broken and the Alderman knows that death comes from the south. He strips and places his clothes in a pile. He pisses a circle around the pile and the clothes turn to stone. The Alderman transforms into a bear, with the shadow of a man. He then methodically eats his shadow. The bear then pisses around the pile of clothes which turn back to fabric. A shadow becomes a man, who puts on the clothes. The bear sends the man away, toward the south. As the bear lumbers away, it forgets that it was the Alderman.

Dream and Delirium arrive at Bernie Capax's house, where his son tells them that his father has died. He then shows them a secret cabinet Capax kept, full of various passports and...

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