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Describe two tricks that the shopkepeer performed for Gip and his father.

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H.G. Wells' short story The Magic Shop tells the story of Gip and his father's strange visit to the eponymous store. Attracted by the items displayed in the window, Gip implores his father to enter so that the two can explore the store's wares. A shopkeeper approaches to offer assistance and begins to demonstrate several tricks, to the amazement of both Gip and his father.

First, he produces a glass ball from his head. The father thinks to himself,

“I had seen the trick done at entertainments endless times before--it's part of the common stock of conjurers-- but I had not expected it here.”

"That's good," I said, with a laugh.

"Isn't it?" said the shop clerk.

When Gip...

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