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The Man with White Gloves

Page history last edited by Volkes_Wagon 7 years, 11 months ago

The magician was a fraud.

He knew. His audience knew. Everybody knew.

But Rhea wasn't everybody; she was only Rhea, and she was seven. So Rhea believed in magic.

 

"Mister?"

The magician felt a small tug on his sleeve and turned, saw his face reflected in Rhea's wide eyes.

"What is it, child?"

"Give me a rose, a rose for my mother. She's sick."

It was time for the performance;

someone came backstage and saw the girl and yelled. They grabbed her by both arms and led her away.

But the magician slipped a small red flower into her hair.

but she kept

on

coming

back

.

Comments (5)

Mokona Go said

at 1:20 pm on Sep 18, 2011

can you say, The Prestige?

Mokona Go said

at 1:21 pm on Sep 18, 2011

"Every great magic trick consists of three parts or acts. The first part is called "The Pledge". The magician shows you something ordinary: a deck of cards, a bird or a man. He shows you this object. Perhaps he asks you to inspect it to see if it is indeed real, unaltered, normal. But of course... it probably isn't. The second act is called "The Turn". The magician takes the ordinary something and makes it do something extraordinary. Now you're looking for the secret... but you won't find it, because of course you're not really looking. You don't really want to know. You want to be fooled. But you wouldn't clap yet. Because making something disappear isn't enough; you have to bring it back. That's why every magic trick has a third act, the hardest part, the part we call "The Prestige"."

Mokona Go said

at 1:29 pm on Sep 18, 2011

"They'll beg you and they'll flatter you for the secret, but as soon as you give it up... you'll be nothing to them." "The secret impresses no one. The trick you use it for is everything."

Volkes_Wagon said

at 2:04 pm on Sep 18, 2011

* 0 * thank you oh wise one! what're you quoting?

Mokona Go said

at 2:48 pm on Sep 18, 2011

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