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tied up and tucked away in his tin of personal effects. Then he took it out again, and looked at it. John Johnson winked at us all and asked him how much he wanted for it. Old Jeddup said: "What's it worth?" Johnson, being as fly as they come, said: "Quick ! Half a dollar!" Old Jeddup said: "Cash?" "Cash," said Johnson; and Jeddup said: "Done." He handed over the box, and took the half-crown. But the box he handed over was empty; he had prepared a duplicate in advance. Then he told Johnson how this was the oldest of all confidence tricks, and gave him back one shilling. It undermined John Johnson, who, thinking thereafter before he demonstrated, automatically became more wise and less fly.
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