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In St. Paul, Robert Heger invited friends to a performance of the Hindu rope trick, most baffling of magical feats. On a dimly lighted stage a coil of rope stiffened at Heger's command, rose slowly into the air. A Hindu boy clambered up the rope, vanished. Armed with a sabre, a second Hindu swarmed up after him, tossed down arms, legs, head, torso. Finally Magician Heger enfolded the bloody members in his robe, then opened it for the Hindu lad to step forth.

Delighted at his success, Magician Heger proposed to go to...

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