The young man never halted in his flight until he reached the dwelling of the wise magician who had taught him the speech of birds.
The young man thanked the magician for his directions, and promised, should they succeed, to reward him.
In this distress, the King's son-in-law resolved to seek help once more from the Eastern magician, to whom he at once travelled through the air like a bird by the help of the ring.
I assure you it exists very violently, especially in men who like showing up magicians in India.
Everything is different in the dark," said a third voice, that of the man who called himself a magician.
When it was lit the magician threw on it a powder he had about him, at the same time saying some magical words.
he said piteously; whereupon the magician said more kindly: "Fear nothing, but obey me.
cried here the old magician with defiant voice, "who dareth to speak thus unto ME, the greatest man now living?
Thou bad old magician, THAT is the best and the honestest thing I honour in thee, that thou hast become weary of thyself, and hast expressed it: 'I am not great.
When the boy gets calm, he will wonder why a great magician
like me should have begged a boy like him to help me get out of this place; he will put this and that together, and will see that I am a humbug.
It was not the devil," said the niece, "but a magician who came on a cloud one night after the day your worship left this, and dismounting from a serpent that he rode he entered the room, and what he did there I know not, but after a little while he made off, flying through the roof, and left the house full of smoke; and when we went to see what he had done we saw neither book nor room: but we remember very well, the housekeeper and I, that on leaving, the old villain said in a loud voice that, for a private grudge he owed the owner of the books and the room, he had done mischief in that house that would be discovered by-and-by: he said too that his name was the Sage Munaton.
So it does," said Don Quixote, "and he is a sage magician, a great enemy of mine, who has a spite against me because he knows by his arts and lore that in process of time I am to engage in single combat with a knight whom he befriends and that I am to conquer, and he will be unable to prevent it; and for this reason he endeavours to do me all the ill turns that he can; but I promise him it will be hard for him to oppose or avoid what is decreed by Heaven.