Collected Stories - Eyes of a Blue Dog Summary & Analysis

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Eyes of a Blue Dog Summary

A man and woman (perhaps, a statue) meet in dreamland. The man is enchanted by the dream woman's copper-like skin, and in a dream she tells him she is made of "laminated metal." Whenever she appears in his dreams, she tells him: "eyes of a blue dog." Likewise, the woman dreams of the man and tells him where they will meet upon awakening. However, the man can never seem to remember anything but the phrase, "eyes of a blue dog." In dreams, the man and woman talk to each other and agree to meet but their waking lives seem dream-like and insubstantial, and they find it difficult to connect in the "real world." In one of their dream meetings, the woman undresses as she stands beside a couple of candles for warmth. The man is...

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