Keiti hated The Informer and had for many years and he loved this dream but was careful that I should know that he himself had not dreamed of The Informer at all. This was important, as I knew, but I gave him some more details of the execution. He was delighted with them. Then he said wistfully, but in full judgment, "You must not do."
The Informer came in wet and not happy. His style and his gallantry were not gone but they had been dampened. He coughed his cough at once so there would be no doubt of it and it was a legitimate cough....
"Brother, what is this of the dream that I am hanged?"
"It is a dream that I had but I should not tell it to you before I have eaten breakfast."
"But others have heard it before."
"I had taken early tea. Besides I do not wish to afflict you with it. It is better that you do not hear it. It was not an official dream."
"I could not bear to be hanged," The Informer said.
"I will never hang you."
"But others could misunderstand my activities."