There was a very old man lying on the sidewalk deep asleep. The people of the neighborhood commented among themselves that he had been asleep for more than fifty years. They all wondered why he had been sleeping so long, and were unable to find an answer.

Finally, the oldest man among them announced one day,

— “Gentlemen! I know the reason for his endless sleep, and a simple reason it is. Our sleepyhead hasn’t woken up, because in his sleep he dreams he is awake…”