“Step right up ladies and gentlemen and see here with your own blind eyes one of the wonders of the world!”
The barker was in fine form, gathering the crowd and getting ready to blow the tip.
“I speak, of course, of the amazing feats of strength and daring performed by our very own March of the Shadows. Being more than mere mortal, the Marquis does the improbable, speaks of the impossible, hypnotizes with wonders unimagined, and will even rhyme the unrhymable.”
The pitch was a little erudite for the usual crowd, but still it did catch one’s attention.
“Just inside this tent, for a small consideration, all things promised will be delivered.”
I stepped forward with the throng at my back …