This book tells the story of some citizens of Hell who are given
the opportunity to visit Heaven. In one tale, a man visits his wife
(who went to Heaven on her death). The man is portrayed as a dwarf
leading a life-size mannequin on a chain. The dwarf is the man; the
mannequin is the phony, manipulative actor the man "put on a show"
as in his earthly life. (The wife will only speak to the dwarf.)
The more the dwarf acts like himself, the bigger he gets; the more
he acts like the sham figure, the smaller he gets. Eventually the
dwarf shrinks to an invisibly tiny speck. The mannequin tries to
guilt-trip the woman, but she will not acknowledge him, stating, "I
cannot love a lie."
originally posted by Cobe on 2004-04-27, no edits, entryid=2748