Was the end near? Had the whole world gone mad? This isn't at all what I had expected. Was this really happening? I paused to ask Jeff if he thought we might actually be in somebody's dream. He seemed to consider this: the two of us in someone's dream. It began to sound more and more like a genuine possibility. Imagine! Could it be so? Cautiously, so as not to draw attention, I turned to face him, and I posed the question. He looked absorbed in my idea. "Well, dear," I warned. "You'd better pray that this somebody doesn't wake up!"