"Ah," said Hassan, "I don't believe in the world. There's another world where life is different."
These are stories of that world. The word m’hashish (equivalent in Moghrebi of “behashished" or “full of hashish”) is used only in a literal sense, but also figuratively, to describe a person whose behavior seems irrational or unexpected. The tales here deal with some of the possible results, desirable and questionable, of being in that state.