MAJOR L. H. BRANSON
GEORGE ROUTLEDGE & SONS
NEW YORK: E. P. DUTTON &
I dedicate this small
who has always been my
best audience and my keenest critic
at the innumerable sleight-of-hand performances that I
had the pleasure of giving in her presence.
Portions of this book were
the TIMES OF INDIA, ILLUSTRATED WEEKLY, by whose kind
they are reprinted.