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This is a fun and informative article by an anonymous amateur magician detailing various mishaps of magic performances. Along the way we learn the modus operandi of all kinds of illusions, from Buatier de Kolta's vanishing cage all the way to the bullet catch.
This article was originally published in Chamber's Journal of December 16th, 1882.
1st edition 1882, 5 pages; digital edition 8 pages.
word count: 4594 which is equivalent to 18 standard pages of text