The Phantom

You inform a person that at a certain hour, and in a certain place, he

shall see the apparition of a deceased friend, (whose portrait you

possess.) In order to produce this phantom, there must be a door which

opens into an apartment to which there is a considerable descent.

Under that door you are to place the portrait, which must be inverted

and strongly illuminated, that it may be brightly reflected by the

mirror, which must be large and well polished. Then having introduced

the incredulous spectator at another door, and placed him in the

proper point of view, you suddenly throw open the door, when to his

great surprise he will view the apparition of his friend.

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