Dagon and Other Macabre Tales - Hypnos Summary & Analysis

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Hypnos Summary

"Hypnos" begins with the narrator finding a strange man convulsing in a railway station. The two men become friends and live together. The narrator sculpts busts of his friend during the day and at night they talk. They are both eager to explore the realms of sleep, believing that in some forms of dreams they can travel to places that are normally inaccessible to the human mind. They begin to use strange drugs to bring on visions and dreams but, though they do see many things, they are unable to articulate the things that they see to each other. During one dream, the two men travel further than they had before but encounter such terrors that they, once awakening, decide to sleep as little as possible with the aid of drugs so as to not have to travel back to that horrible place...

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