“I not only investigated the so-called supernatural powers of the child known as the Infant Magnet, but, on a public stage, during the performance of certain mysterious phenomena by a young lady who shall be nameless, I consented to be locked up in a dark cabinet with that interesting maiden, whose toilette was superb.”
William Manning, Recollections Of Robert-Houdin, Clockmaker, Electrician, Conjuror (1890)
Exactly what sort of ‘further research’ on this topic did you have in mind, Mr Key?! I’m not sure I like the idea of you spending time with some magnetic strumpet in a crepuscular enclosure, toilettes notwithstanding…
Ms Cradledew : I am merely toying with the idea of a potted biography of the “Infant Magnet”. After all, this might well be an obscure reference to Tiny Enid.
Aye up lads!
There’s going to be a ‘domestic’ complete with whisks.