A Haiku - Prestidigitation
The case of the disappearing penny....
Now you see it. Now you don't. Now you do!
It was a long drive.
The penny made it shorter.
"Thrown away," now "back!"
When my sister was young, six years younger then, now almost the same "age". I mystified her with some prestidigitation. It went like this: I had a shiny penny which I pretended to throw out the window of my parents' moving car, followed by showing her my empty hands. I would ask her if she wanted me to get it back, put my hand out of the window in the slipstream of the car, "catch" the missing penny, and show it to her again, and again, and again. It had her mystified, and was better than listening to her cry about her latest complaint (which usually was her expression of boredom.)
© 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.
Magic tricks to mystify children....
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