The Sand Man
by Wm. G. Thilgen Jr. (Billl)
According to tradition, the sandman is a character in many children(s) bedtime stories. He is said to sprinkle sand or dust on or into the eyes of the child at night to bring on dreams and sleep. The grit or "sleep" in one's eyes upon waking is supposed to be the result of the Sandman's work the previous evening.