Sunday, May 10, 2009

Fredric Brown's "The Hat Trick" (as by Felix Graham) (short story, free)

Quote from short story titled The Hat Trick by Fredric BrownNot a bad read, except for ending that escaped me. I'm not sure I see what makes it a supposedly famous story.

Story summary.

Four teenagers - 2 boys & 2 girls - are having a little party, with boys showing magic tricks. Girls are appropriately impressed but the other guy must spoil the magician's trick. Until one of them pulls up the really convincing trick...

Fact sheet.

First published: Unknown Worlds, February 1943.
Rating: B.
Download full text from Internet Archive.
Included in Ellen Datlow's Sci Fiction classics.
Related: Stories of Fredric Brown.