The old sleight-of-hand
expert had stolen it, sure, and slipped it under his robe.
It is needless to say that no sleight-of-hand
performer, however expert, unless aided by the powers of darkness, could have accomplished this feat; but a luckless child in the pursuit of virtue had done it with a turn of the wrist.
Thoughtful men will not spend their lives acquiring sleight-of-hand
trick or other,' said the Medical Man, and Filby tried to tell us about a conjurer he had seen at Burslem; but before he had finished his preface the Time Traveller came back, and Filby's anecdote collapsed.
Presently entering the Ti, he seats himself on the mats as composedly as a juggler about to perform his sleight-of-hand
tricks; and with the chiefs disposed in a circle around him, commences his ceremony.
But the pulling of them apart and pushing them together again was only a sleight-of-hand
The exception I speak of was the wonderful Wizard of Oz, a sleight-of-hand
performer from Omaha who went up in a balloon and was carried by a current of air to the Emerald City.
The conversation had turned to the subject of sleight-of-hand
and the feats of the prestidigitateurs, one of whom was then exhibiting at a local theatre.
And I lean the more to this opinion from finding that even the historian of those exploits, with all his partiality for his hero, is fain to admit that the slaughtered monsters in question were of a very innocent and simple turn; extremely guileless and ready of belief; lending a credulous ear to the most improbable tales; suffering themselves to be easily entrapped into pits; and even (as in the case of the Welsh Giant) with an excess of the hospitable politeness of a landlord, ripping themselves open, rather than hint at the possibility of their guests being versed in the vagabond arts of sleight-of-hand
Among his various eccentric habits he had a humorous one of always cheating at cards, which rendered necessary on his part, not only a close observance of the game, and a sleight-of-hand
in counting and scoring, but also involved the constant correction, by looks, and frowns, and kicks under the table, of Richard Swiveller, who being bewildered by the rapidity with which his cards were told, and the rate at which the pegs travelled down the board, could not be prevented from sometimes expressing his surprise and incredulity.
These super powers are actually sleight-of-hand
video effects, conducted in the same vein as Vine star, Zach King's popular illusions.
WORCESTER -- Manoj Chopra of Bangalore, Karnataka State, India, who in 2004 competed as Asia's Strongest Man in the ESPN World's Strongest Man Competition, will be displaying feats of strength and his talents as a sleight-of-hand
magician at 1 p.