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The Chinese Puzzle
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The Fisherman (Alias Uncle Sam) And The Genie
"The Genie, slowly rolling himself out of the box in the form of vapor, soon assumed his proper proportions. The fisherman stood aghast on beholding the gigantic size of the demon he had liberated."
Arabian Nights' Entertainments.
Harper's Weekly, September 4, 1869
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