The Man Who Was Magic Author:Paul Gallico If you look for Mageia on the map, it is located somewhere to the east of west, just to the north of south, and only a mile or so over the impassable boundary of Time. This is the hidden city, home of the masters of misdirection, lightning practitioners of the-hand-is-quick-that-the-eye, entertainers of young and old. — Innocence and belief had l... more »ong since fled from Mageia, and even the children had access to the secret books of tricks and knew there was no such thing as real magic.
One day there appeared a young wandering magician and his talking dog, Mopsy, to knock for admission at the bronze gates of the city. No one was aware of it, not even himself, but his presence constituted a danger to many within the walls. For it seemed that his magic might be different from theirs.
This is the story of how innocence came to Mageia and what happened when the city and its inhabitants met The Man Who Was Magic.« less