Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected - William and Mary Summary & Analysis

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William and Mary Summary

After the funeral of her husband William, Mary returns home with a letter he wrote before his death. There, WIlliam (a professor at Oxford) details a strange meeting he had before his death from cancer, with a colleague of his called Landy. Landy came to William with a plan, having learned that the latter was dying of cancer. He told William of an experiment in which a dog's head was kept alive all on its own, separate from its body, for an indefinite period of time, and suggests that they attempt to do the same with William's brain after his death. William at first refuses, but eventually is more and more intrigued by the idea, especially when Landy offers to leave him an eye with which to view the world. Now, Mary receives a phone call from Landy, who...

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