Before I Forget; The Autobiography Of A Chevalier D'industrie

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byAlbert Chevalier

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901. Excerpt: ... PART IV APPENDIX "FROM MY SCRAP-BOOK" Made In Germany. THE following excerpts are taken from some printed directions given away with a box of conjuring tricks, which bore the superfluous legend, "Made in Germany ":--The Magic Grains which produce suddenly Fine Flowers during every Season of the Year.--Place a vase filled with garden mould upon which are grains, on a table, telling that this magic field only with some warmness will produce very fine flowers; with a semblance of producing warmness cover the vase with the cylindre, after removing of which beautiful flowers will appear. Explication: Place the small vase with garden mould on the table and strew some grains on it, whilst the vase with the flowers is hidden under the cylindre, place the latter over the small vase, apparently to make warm, when removing with precaution the cylindre the flower-vase will appear. The Captive.--The performance of this trik which will turn out to a very comical effect, is the following. Open the box, thow to your friend the captive and promise to remove him from the prison, if he will show you one of his 4 companions who is to occupy the place of the former prisoner. This matter being arranged, fold the paper, close the box, and whilst you pronounce some magic words turn cleverly and without being seen from anybody the whole box. On opening again the first prisoner will be disappeared and the other one will be on his place. The Magnetical Stick.--In order to prepare your audience you must narrate that you are possessed of magnetical qualities declaring at some time that you feel inclined, to show them a proof there of, though your doing so is accompanied by considerable pains for you Now rubbing over your left hand in a mysterious manner, stretch it out whit opene fin...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901. Excerpt: ... PART IV APPENDIX "FROM MY SCRAP-BOOK" Made In Germany. THE following excerpts are taken from some printed directions given awa...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217727972

ISBN - 13:9780217727976

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