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Vous me trompez

... peculiar or unusual modes of representation in dreams ...
Some of these representations might almost be described as jokes, and they give one a feeling that one would never have understood them without the dreamer's help.

In an analysis which I was conducting in French a dream came up for interpretation in which I appeared as an elephant.

I naturally asked the dreamer why I was represented in that form.

'Vous me trompez' ['you are deceiving me'] was his reply ('trompe' = 'trunk').

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