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Inhaltsangabe: This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855 Excerpt: ...the same had not been "fired." Still their confidence in Funglehead's spectacles did not wane, but waxed. One search more would reveal the victim, the infallibility of the Great High Priest would be established, and Spiritualism placed on a foundation as firm and lasting as the eternal bills. The kiln, it was observed, had been recently constructed, a circumstantial proof of great weight, that they stood by the sepulcher of the dead. The groans of the disconsolate spirit saluted their ears, and every stone cried murder! Returning minus the ashes, they reported to the High Priest the result of their mission. Funglehead maintained the singleness of his eyesight and the correctness of his glasses. But the Rock of Vision, he said, had gathered dampness from the fog of the previous night, so swelling its particles, and closing its pores, as to prevent a free perspiring of the spiritual essence, which might possibly have occasioned the slight mistake. Indeed, he recollected his having noticed a blur upon his goggles at the time. But he assured his devotees that he would look again, in the night-time, as soon as the atmosphere should clear up, when he could retire alone in the stillness, with nought to distract his attention, and when the rook in a healthy state would yield its spiritual perspiration, to purify and perfect his optical organs. Then no mistake could happen, as his vision would be unobstructed by any earthly obstacle. To his followers, this explanation was abundantly satisfactory, proving the profound sagacity of the great exponent and propagator of "Spiritualism." It also showed how delicately exact, like the Daguerreian art, every item of the process must be, while it argued infinite shrewdness on the' part of the spirits to pro...
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