A Parody Outline of History
Very painful it was to Colombo to hear these horrible jokes coming from his mouth, but Thyrston had quoted the authority of all successful sorcerers and not for anything would Colombo have had his trick a failure.
"Now ladies and gentlemen", said Colombo, "I am going to ask this lady and these two gentlemen if they will be so good as to see if they can take this little egg and make it stand on end without any support."
And very droll it was to see the unsuccessful attempts which the three made. Finally Colombo said:
"Now ladies and gentlemen, I want you to watch me closely. I put the silk hat on my he