A Wonderful WorldA traveling magician sat on a corner, playing a private tune. The crowd gathered around her, waiting for her to take off her hat and show them her wonderful abilities. As the crowd grew larger, she stood and sheathed her instrument in a leather pouch on her hip. Her clothes are travel worn, a coat falls to her knees. Leather boots meet the hem, a billowing shirt tucked into a pair of leather pants, tucked neatly into her boots.
She looked around, surveying her audience, silence shivered through them, the children quivered with excitement. "Ah now, a quite respectable bunch, you seem to be. Behold the tricks of the one illustriously known as me. View this coin, large and round and red as blood." She twirled it around her fingers, flicking it between her knuckles, hiding it in her palm and bouncing it back, "Watch as it catches the light, dancing like a bird in flight." Her voice became dramatically quiet, "Were this coin of any ought, it would be spent without second thought. But since