Conjuror's Collusion Exposed, Conjurors, Magicians, Wizards in Welsh folklore and mythology, a tale from Wales
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Title: Conjuror's Collusion Exposed


The conjuror’s house consisted of but few rooms.  Between the kitchen and his study, or consulting room, was a slight partition.  He had a servant girl, whom he admitted as a partner in his trade.  When the servant girl saw a patient approach the house, she informed her master of the fact that someone was coming and he immediately disappeared, placing himself in a position to hear the conversation of the girl with the person who had come to consult him.  The servant by questioning the party adroitly obtained that information respecting the case which her master required and when she had obtained the necessary information, he would appear. He would then tell the stranger that he knew hours before, or days ago, that he was to have the visit now paid him. Then he would relate all the particulars which he had himself heard through the partition, to the amazement of the stranger, who was ignorant of this means of communication.| At other times, if a person who wished to consult him came to the house when the conjuror was in the kitchen, he would disappear as before, stating that he was going to consult his books. Then his faithful helper would proceed to extort the necessary information from the visitor.  On this, he would re-appear and exhibit his wonderful knowledge to the amazed dupe.| On one occasion though, a knowing one came to the conjuror with his arm in a sling and immediately the conjuror disappeared, leaving the maid to conduct the necessary preliminary examination. Her visitor minutely described how the accident had occurred and how he had broken his arm in two places. All this the conjuror heard and he came into the room and rehearsed all that he had heard. But the biter was bitten, for the stranger, taking his broken arm out of the sling, in no very polite language accused the conjuror of being an impostor and pointed out the way in which the collusion had been carried out between him and his maid. This was an exposure the conjuror had not foreseen!


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