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The Sandman: The Wake Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 2: In Which a Wake is Held Summary

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Chapter 2: In Which a Wake is Held Summary

"Somewhere in the night, entities bigger than storm-clouds are building a house of remembrance. The people on the ground are waiting for the building to be finished before they go inside. They wait awkwardly, shuffling and making small-talk, in the wasteland that was once the heart of the Dreaming. Everybody's here. You're here." Chap. 2, p. 1

People gather around. A girl, who appears to be crying, speaks to a boy in red striped pajamas. The girl asks if the boy has a handkerchief. The boy tells a story about carrying around a piece of a curtain that used to hang in his bedroom. One side was comfortable while the other is unfriendly. The boy offers the handkerchief and asks the girl if she is crying. The girl says no, they are not tears - she is...

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