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Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World - Study Guide Chapter 6, Shadow Summary & Analysis

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The Dreamreader travels to the library and speaks with the Librarian. She brings him the old first dream he is to read. Whatever he was expecting, he is surprised, when she places before him the desiccated and fragile skull of a unicorn. He takes it in his hands and considers it; the Librarian instructs him on the way to read the old dream he holds between his hands. He reads some old dreams and then walks the Librarian home. She lives in a largely vacant area of Town, where the buildings appear to be in disrepair.

The Dreamreader then recalls how, upon entering the Town, the Gatekeeper had forced him to surrender his shadow. The Gatekeeper had wedged a knife between the shadow and the ground, and then peeled the shadow up off the ground and sliced it away from him. The Gatekeeper explained that...

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