The Dreamers

The Dreamers
A Club

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The Dreamers by John Kendrick Bangs

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The Dreamers
A Club

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ry banquet, which experience had taught them were likely in themselves to assist in the work of dream-making.

[Illustration: AND SO TO DREAM]

Monty St. Vincent observed that he had no doubt that the Welsh-rabbit dinner would work wonders, but he confessed his inability to see any reason why the club should begin its labors by committing suicide. He added that, for his part, he would not eat six Welsh rabbits at one sitting if he was sure of Shakespeare's immortality as his reward, because, however attractive immortality was, he preferred mortality in the flesh to the other in the abstract. If the gentlemen would begin the meal with a grilled lobster apiece, he suggested, going thence by an easy stage to a devilled bird, rounding up with a "slip-on"--which, in brief, is a piece of mince-pie smothered in a blanket of molten cheese--he was ready to take the plunge, but further than this he would not go. The other members were disposed to agree with Monty. They thought the idea of eating six Welsh r

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Plot bullets

A group of hopeful authors conceive of a unique publication.
They will induce periodic literary inspiration.
They will publish based on their dreams.
And, the best dreams are certainly inspired by that nights gastronomical consumption.
The more impossible the meal, the more incredible the dream.
So they meet, eat, dream and expound their dreams for the club's recorder and editor.



The only way Bangs could possibly exceed the, shall we say, imaginary constructs, of 'The Inventions of the Idiot' , is to rely on indigestion as a cat list to literary creativity.
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