I went to bed shortly before midnight last night. I was asleep in minutes and had this dream. It seemed to go on for ever. Somehow I had a sense of "time" passing while asleep - explain THAT one to me! I awoke expecting to see 4:00 on my clock. Nope. 12:17.
I suppose if three spirits can show a man his entire life - past, present and future - in one night, I should expect nothing less than a 4 hour dream in 17 minutes?