Welcome to entry number 15 of the Magic Advent Calendar.
Most of you will have read or heard this quote: “He asked me if I like card tricks. I said no. He showed me five.” And variations thereof…
The quote is not quite correct. If you are interested to learn the exact wording you’ll find it on page 2 of the attached PDF, which is the complete short story Mr. Know-All by Somerset Maugham (1874 – 1965), the brilliant British writer, and which was first published in 1924 (so is now out of copyright). It was later reprinted in various collections of Maugham’s.
December, the Holiday Season, is the perfect month to read short stories – to do so CLICK HERE.
Wish you a good day!
PS: There is a short movie, ca. 20 minutes long, about Maugham’s short story Mr. Know-All, and you can watch it on YouTube HERE.
PPS: Many have said that Maugham’s A Writer’s Notebook is the best of its genre, and you can get it as a book or e-book for little money – I remember I immensely enjoyed it, and it is part of my non-magic library.