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A PROFESSOR of legerdemain entertained an audience in a village, which
was principally composed of colliers. After astonishing the natives
with various tricks, he asked the loan of a halfpenny. A collier, with a
little hesitation, handed out the coin, which the juggler speedily
exhibited, as he said, transformed into a sovereign. An' is that my
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