chapter  V
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THE BIOLOGICAL FUNCTION OF THISTYPE OF DREAMING

He does not go to mass, being busy about the house, trying to fasten back a door which will not stay open. Suddenly he discovers that mass is over and that he has not been there to do the censing. He meets a somewhat heterodox attender at mass, and excuses himself for nonattendance on the plea of illness. The attender replies that he did the censing for the dreamer. He does not always go to church, but here he does. He likes the service. The priest and people preferred someone who was present through the mass, and who had entered into the spirit of it, to swing the censer rather than one rushing in right at the end.