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INDIAN CONJURING

BY

MAJOR L. H. BRANSON M.I.M.C.
Indian Army

Chapter One
Chapter 1
  A COMPARISONSince the world began Magic and wizardry seem to have held a great fascination for mankind, an example being in the story of the Witch of Endor. That this tendency has in no wise altered...
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Chapter Two
Chapter 2
When the Jadoo-wallah has sat himself down with his bag and baskets in their correct places he usually proceeds to show the following tricks:--The cups and balls.The bamboo sticks.The ring on the stic...
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Chapter Three
Chapter 3
THE BAMBOO-STICKSWe have now the second trick that is usually shewn by the Jadoo-wallah, that of the bamboo sticks, essentially one of purely Indian origin.The performer takes two small bamboo sticks ...
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Chapter Four
Chapter 4
THE GLASS BOXThe Glass Box and Ball The next trick presented to us is usually the glass box and woollen ball. The performer takes a very badly constructed glass box through which one can see in a...
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Chapter Five
Chapter 5
THE BOWL OF RICEA surprising little trick was once shewn to me by a performer whose exhibition of magic was otherwise of a very low class.He borrowed a "lota" or brass water bowl of one of the servant...
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  A COMPARISONSince the world began Magic and wizardry seem to have held a great fascination for mankind, an example being in the story of the Witch of Endor. That this tendency has in no wise altered is clear from the popularity of conjurors, illusionists, and so called magicians who still, be it E...
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