Jump and Other Stories - What Were You Dreaming? Summary & Analysis

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What Were You Dreaming? Summary

The story begins in the first person point of view. The narrator is hitchhiking. He thinks about how bandits have made it difficult for hitchhikers to get rides. Motorists are afraid to pick up strangers. A car with two white people, a driver and a passenger, stop to pick up the narrator. The driver is male and seems to be English. The female passenger seems to be a local. The whites ask the narrator where he is from. He answers that he is from Cape Town, and the female passenger knows this means he was forced away from the area by the South African government. The whites, particularly the driver, are inquisitive. The narrator patiently answers all questions in hope that his friendliness will get him a ride to his final destination instead of just the next...

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