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The Sandman: Fables and Reflections Chapter Summary & Analysis - Summary

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Summary

"The Parliament of Rooks" occurs because the dream of a sleeping baby sneaks out of its crib and finds adventure in a closet where it befriends a raven and meets Eve, Cain and Abel.

The raven, Matthew, meets the baby and talks it up a set of stairs where Eve picks him up. Abel gets snacks for himself, the raven, and Eve. Cain, who is hiding on a rafter above the living room literally drops in when he sees the baby. Cain says since the family members have an audience — the raven and the baby — they should tell stories.

Cain starts by telling his story. He says that rooks are very social birds. When they fly together, they fill the sky with blackness. When they land, there is a small area in the center in which one bird stands alone. All the others watch him and listen...

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