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an excerpt from Carter Beats The Devil

"You know," Carter said, as the cheering faded, hoping this would solve everything, "I do love magic. By itself, for its own sake."

Ledocq nodded. "So. If you do a trick and no one notices, does that satisfy? Or is it like a tree falling in the forest without anyone to hear it?"

Carter sighed. His curse in life was to be attracted to people who understood him. With a sip of beer, he said, "I feel sorry for that tree."
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