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.
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.
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.
But the old magician kept silence for a while; then said he: "Did I put thee to the test?
Nobody sees anything except in the dark," said the magician.
There was a faint stir in the stillness, and the magician said, "Can you see what is in the pocket?
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.
I said, all right; then the thing for us to do was to go for the magicians
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.