The Magician's Show Box, and Other Stories

The Magician's Show Box, and Other Stories

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There was once a boy, named Gaspar, whose uncle made voyages to China, and brought him home chessmen, queer toys, porcelain vases, embroidered skullcaps, and all kinds of fine things. He gave him such grand descriptions of foreign countries and costumes, that Gaspar was not at all satisfied to live in a small village, where the people dressed in the most commonplace way. At school he was always covering his slate with pictures of Turks wearing turbans as large as small mosques, or Chinese with queues several yards long, and shoes that turned up to their knees. Then he read every story he could find of all possible and impossible adventures, and longed for nothing so much as to go forth, like Napoleon or Alexander, and make mincemeat of the whole more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 6.86mm | 231.33g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508667624
  • 9781508667629

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