Philip Dawson, an illustrious author, is making a tour of the world for the purpose of accumulating data for another "best seller." He has letters of introduction to various social leaders in the different capitals of the world, and while in Bombay, presents one of these letters to Mrs. Carewe. Mrs. Carewe gives a ball to entertain the latest "lion," and "kills two birds with one stone" by making Sadi Khan, a famous Hindu hypnotist and mystic, a guest of the evening. She arranges to have Dawson meet Sadi Khan, who, in truth is a charlatan. He is also avaricious and when Mrs. Carewe requests him to give a private exhibition of his wonderful powers, he demands a goodly fee. Mrs. Carewe offers him a valuable jewel if he will agree to comply with her request. The Hindu accepts the jewel in payment. Sadi Khan receives his guests with great pomp and ceremony. His assistant, Ben Saada, helps to arrange the guests in a semi-circle, after which Hindu servants bind their wrists, so that they ...
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