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Let us examine the case of rings. Rings have long been considered peculiarly suitable for this sort of magic by virtue of their small size. A man may keep a ring continually upon his finger for years, without exciting the smallest comment – which would not be the case if he shewed the same attachment to a book or a pebble – and yet there is scarcely a magician in history who, having once committed some of his skill and power to a magic ring, did not somehow lose that ring and was put to a world of trouble to get it back again.

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell (Susanna Clarke)

Concerning Magic Rings

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Posted by on March 2, 2012 in Author: Susanna Clarke, Fantasy

 

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