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sips. The seance frightens Allison, who feels it’s fake, but how does the spiritualist pull it off? Most of her clients are women wanting to contact a beloved dead person. Their reaction is one of great comfort. Max isn’t making much progress in ferreting out the real criminal(s), so he plans a trip to quiz his contacts on the Baltimore waterfront. A llison wants to go w ith him to visit her parents in Roland Park, the new up-scale development in the northern part of the city. While she’s there, she schedules a seance with the famous spiritualist who taught the Talbot County spiritualist recently visited. By a wonder f u l c oi nc idenc e, Houdini is on stage with his magic

act during their few days in the city. Both Max and Allison are eager to see the famous entertainer. They talk with Houdini after the show, and he is interested in Max’s inability to decipher the trick of the vanishing boat that has eluded the Coast Guard so successf ully by blinding the pursuers. Houdini advises Max to follow the rules of all magic ef fects: misdirections and false assumptions w ill take the puzzled viewer off the track every time. Aha! There you have it. That’s the missing clue Max needed. Allison is in on the action now, as Houdini has illustrated how the spiritualists convince their followers that contact with their dearly

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