The Inanimate Oracle





Place a bust on a pedestal in the corner of a room, and let there be

two tubes, as in the preceding article, one to go from the mouth, and

the other from the ear, through the pedestal and the floor to an under

apartment; there may be also wires, that go from the under jaw and the

eyes of the bust, by which they may be easily moved.



A person being placed in the room underneath, and applying his ear to

one of the tubes at a signal given, will hear any question asked, and

can immediately reply, by applying his mouth to the tube which

communicates below, at the same time moving the eyes by the wire, to

accompany his speech.





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