Victorian Teleportation

“Gather One, Gather All!” The salesman stood on a small stage as a crowd gathered around him. “Witness the Wonder of TELEPORTATION!” The crowd gasped as he suddenly disappeared, reappearing behind them on the solid cobblestone. “For this day, and this day only, I am willing to sell you your own personal slice of travel. Visit Africa, Visit India, Visit Alpha Centauri!” At the puzzled looks of the customers he swore silently. “Damn, before their time.”

“Well, anyways,” the salesman continued, teleporting back to his stage. “Who wants one?”

The stage was suddenly swamped with customers. But when more came tomorrow, there was no sign of the mysterious man. For a small boy had already picked up the business card he left behind.

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