Sunday, January 5, 2014

In Which A Snake Charmer Does Some Magic Tricks

Rolling up the sleeves for some slight work:

Slight of hand:

Palace staff looks on:

Dr. Greaves returns the fake snake:

Done for now. The snake, which is reincarnation of a god, was saved for later:

In my ever increasing cataloging if Indian customs, I learned that today's performance could never have occurred had a member of the royal family been present. Dr. Greaves said that the snake charmer is probably in the lowest caste that we will come into contact with here, and it would have been unthinkable for Jaybapa to receive him here. Lucky for us, we are not royalty and had our magic show delivered to us at home. 

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