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A Conjurer's Confessions

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Language: English
Wordcount: 11,982 / 35 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 2,580
Added to site: 2006.02.27
mnybks.net#: 12823
Genres: Games, Biography
Excerpt

"In the first place," the young lady said, in a low voice, and looking round her, "I must tell you confidentially that I loved, my love was returned, and I--I am betrayed."

At the last word the lady raised her head, overcame the timidity she felt, and said, in a firm and assured voice:

"Yes, sir--yes, I am betrayed, and for that reason I have come to you."

"Really, madam," I said, much surprised at this strange confession, "I do not see how I can help you in such a matter."

"Oh, sir, I entreat you," said my fair visitor, clasping her hands-- "I implore you not to abandon me!"

I had great difficulty in keeping my countenance, and yet I felt an extreme curiosity to know the history concealed behind this mystery.

"Calm yourself, madam," I remarked, in a tone of tender sympathy; "tell me what you would of me, and if it be in my power--"

"If it be in your power!" the young lady said, quickly; "why, nothing is more easy, sir."

"Explain yourself, madam."

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4.3 from 3 reviews: *****
2013.08.02
Charles
*****

I had my eReader do text-to-speech on this book as I drove in my car. Even with a droning monotone male voice, the energy of the author still comes through. A great short memoir on the early days of stage magic.

2013.04.25
Fatman
***..

A book that every magic-enthusiast must read.At no point you'll feel guilt of starting this book, for this Memoir By Father Of Modern Magic, M.Robert-Houdin takes you to the mysterious life of a magician.The book contains his experience of self-Training, his homework with his son Emile for performing Second-Sights, his tricks and the most astounding thing you'll find is his memoir on Algiers, for where he once had been made a special envoy(For What ? to find that I suggest you to read.)where he was able to overcome the Marabouts' Magic by his superior Wand!After finishing this book, you are definitely going to search for Magic Tricks be they of cards, coins, Mentalism, second-sight or even for occult.Enjoy Reading!

  • 2013.04.19
    Universalman
    *****

    A book that every magic-enthusiast must read.At no point you'll felt guilt of starting this book, for this Memoir By Father Of Modern Magic, J.R.Houdin takes you to the mysterious life of a magician.The book contains his experience of self-Training, his homework with his son Emile, his tricks and the most astounding thing you'll find is his memoir on Algiers, for where he once had been made a special envoy(For What ? to find that I suggest you to read)where he was able to overcome the Marabouts' Magic by his superior Wand !


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