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The Magic Lantern

Inventor Elmer Purdy returns, with a "magic lantern" that he claims will show moving pictures. His first showing fails and Corky convinces Joey to bail Elmer out of jail... putting the circus in jeopardy.

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By Gadfly on Sep 11, 2017

Pete gives Joey and Corky money to go into Valley Falls for supplies. Elmer is in the local jail and calls to them out of the window. They come over and she says that he's the victim of a miscarriage of justice, and asks them to pay his bail. The sheriff says that Elmer was inciting a riot and destroying public property. Elmer put on a show with his magic lantern, a device that he claimed would show moving pictures. The machine failed to run and the people couldn't get their money back, and they…

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