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seal and signed It as contents unknown. A prothonotary certificate (a guarantee of the notary's office) was attached. The works was put into an envelope and rubber cement applied over the gummed portion of the flap. More cement was put on the surface where the flapwould contact. Both surfaces were allowed to dry andthen sealed together. That's the way rubber cement works.

The flap was sealed and a penny stamp put over the flap edge — the stamp being attached with rubber cement as described heretofore. Dabney's name was writtB then upon the flap. The correct amount of postage was applied to the face of the envelope - it was addressed to himself - and sent by registered mail.

15 years later. Dabney, the magician, want3 to steal a trick. He rushes home. Carefully lifting up the stamp and envelope flap he removes the folded paper. Separating the cemented edges of the paper he opens the folded sh&et and writes out the miracle he has miffed and now is lifting. He rubs away the dry rubber cement from the paper edge, applies a thin coating of glue, presses edges together and puts it back Into theenvelope. From the flap and the stamp the rubber cement is removed by finger rubbing. Then only a "lick" is necessary on both the flap and stamp to seal them down with their original glue, dealing wax oan be mastered with the subterfuge of putting it on 15 years later In off hand spots.

In the dream 1 remember askinrr him what he'd do if the rubber cement had exceptional sticking qualities and wouldn't separate after such a long rest. He didn't seem worried. Drawlingly he assured that a few drops of benzol would make the rubber cement dissolve too quickly and not leave any stain.

I woke up then, and this discourse has been a long winded way of saying: "A 68 Cent Patent" .Phooeyl

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