AUSTRIA: Bottled Genie

AUSTRIA Bottled Genie

In the Arabian Nights, a genie made the mistake of climbing back into his bottle and a fisherman clamped a cork on him. Vienna's police department feels that climbing into a bottle is likely to create grave "danger to personal and public health." Rudolph Schmidt, a carnival stunt man from Bad Hall, holds quite an opposite view. A self-made genie who calls himself the Hindu Fakir Rayo, Rudolph insists that a year spent inside a bottle can provide science with some valuable lessons in controlled diet. It will also, he hopes, attract a sizable crowd of sightseers at...

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