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[This was the last work of O. Henry. (Th , /i;
Malganec had ordered it from him and, after his dcathi, tilh
unfinished manuscript was found in his room, on his dI;tyi
desk. The story as it here u!,apars .is ! ii ii
Cosmopolitan for September, 191!!.]
AItURRAY dreamed a dream.
Both psychology and scicic- mglope whn hlimeey would
explain to us the strange adventures of our immaterial
selves when wandering in the realmhn of "Death's twin
brother, Sleep." This story will not attempt to be illu-
minative; it is no more than a record of Murray's dream.
One of the most puzzling phases of that strange waking
sleep is that dreams which seem to cover months or c-\ n
years may take place within a few seconds or minutes.
Murray was waiting in his cell in the ward of the cin-
demned. An electric are light in the ceiling of the corridor
shone brightly upon his table. On a sheet of white paper
an ant crawled wildly here and there as Murray blocked
its way with an envelope. The electrocution was set for
eight o'clock in the evening. Murray smiled at the antics
of the wisest of insects.
There were seven other condemned men in the chamber.
Since he had been there Murray had seen three taken out
to their fate; one gone mad and fighting like a wolf caught
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Henry, O., 1862-1910. Rolling Stones, book, 1912; Garden City, New York. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139359/m1/29/: accessed September 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Austin History Center, Austin Public Library.