September 20th, 2013

Golden Hair

The Rope Trick

The Rope Trick by Lloyd Alexander

In a setting obviously derived from Italy -- unusually, Alexander even uses some Italian terminology -- Lidi, after her father's death, is continuing to travel as a performing magician, the Princess Lidi, with Jericho her canvasmaster.  After a show and some wrangling with a petty inn-keeper who tries to claim her best silver coin after she produces it from his nose -- she deftly "puts it back" -- she finds that a young girl Danielle followed her from the inn.

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