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Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World - Chapter 4, The Library Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4, The Library Summary

The Dreamreader reviews the layout of the Town. A river divides the Town into two halves, each one semi-circular and called a plaza. The two halves are joined by an old bridge. The south plaza is fairly vacant. The north plaza houses a library, an old structure that looks nondescript. The north plaza also has an ancient square clock tower which rises to considerable height. The clocks are non-functional.

The Gatekeeper tells the Dreamreader that everyone in Town has a job. The Dreamreader's job is to go to the library and read old dreams. The Dreamreader is thus appointed as the Town's single Dreamreader. The Gatekeeper uses a sterilized blunt knife to slice into the Dreamreader's eyes and scar them. The Dreamreader feels no pain or fear and can, apparently, still see after the procedure even though he is warned to not go...

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