He was last seen
mesmerizing the chair.
I haven’t found the original page this was taken from, so I’m not exactly sure how his trick was supposed to work. I do hope the hidden thread is not piercing the boy’s flesh.
The image is from Grolier’s 1931 The Book of Knowledge, advertised with the slogan "New worlds to discover. More wonderful than Aladdin’s lamp".
From verpabunny (Kelly Vivanco), Flickr>>