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As a boy he’d had the recurring dream 
of falling to his death from a skyscraper. 

Once, the dream replayed itself for five 
nights straight. On the first, he woke up 

screaming in terror. On the second, 
he dreamed that as he was falling, 

he was simultaneously calling for help 
from a phone booth at the base of the tower. 

On the third, he dreamed that he had been 
the architect of the building. On the fourth,

he had a parachute, but the cord snapped 
and it wouldn't open. On the fifth, 

he quit his job as an architect.