Punch,  39 (1860), 230.

Wood Demon

A Praser


Letter, Spoof


Spiritualism, Belief

    Noting the existence of societies 'devoted to the mysteries of a séance', the author explains that he is an 'auctioneer and broker' of tables, and asks why 'a committee of brokers should not be called to give evidence as to their belief in the disposition of tables to turn', and thus to decide whether spirits 'affect tables above all other articles'. Hopes that the 'tables are turned' on the spiritualists if they 'don't give some satisfactory reason' for their beliefs. Warns that the 'matter is getting to be serious' because people are refusing to buy tables owing to their history of 'turning'.

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