ADVENTURES IN WIZARD-LAND
animals themselves in the realms of the Birds, Beasts, and Fishes. Only in that way can children realise how much nicer it is to be one of them, and to live a life free from the ' don'ts' and vexatious care of their elders. Ah ! Now you're interested ! "
The Twins were staring at him open-mouthed.
kk These bracelets," continued the Wizard, whilst the ten catseye gems in each of them gleamed curiously as he spoke—" see—aren't they beautiful ?—
These Bracelets wile empower the
WEARERS TO BECOME BIRD), BEAST, OR FlSH, AT EACH WISH ; TO REGAIN HIS SHAPE, OR HER SHAPE, AT WILL, AND TO LIVE IN ANY ATMOSPHERE—or in none ! At every change of form a catseye will disappear and return to me. With the last wish the wonderful adventures will be over, and the shape last chosen will remain to the end of existence. All these silly animals in my dwelling came at the last to seek my help as they were dissatisfied. I did what I could, which wasn't much. Of course I don't want so many of them here," he added carelessly, scratching his nose with his glasses, " though they do help with my experiments—they do that—oh yes—but I always advise getting experience first. They somehow got to know that as children under ten they could only pass into my Moonlight and never out of it; and