When 'Vogler's Magnetic Health Theater' comes to town, there's bound to be a spectacle. Reading reports of a variety of supernatural disturbances at Vogler's prior performances abroad, the leading townspeople (including the police chief and medical examiner) request that their troupe provide them a sample of their act, before allowing them public audiences. The scientific-minded disbelievers try to expose them as charlatans, but Vogler and his crew prove too clever for them.
Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
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Police Superintendant Starbeck
Dr. Vogler, in our town's chronicles you advertised a performance promising all manner of thrills: "Sensational marvels never seen before. Magical acts derived from the philosophies of the Orient. Health-giving magnets, and spine-tingling thrills for the senses." Is that your announcement?
[cutting in before Vogler can respond
Sir, these ostentatious formulations, offensive to any educated mind, are not the work of Dr. Vogler's hand.
Dr. Vergerus, Minister of Health
We'd be grateful if the doctor himself would answer the ...