Among the theatrical props which Zoe discovered in the cupboard at Oh Crumbs was a shell. Not an everyday average sort of shell, but a shell with a few words written inside it. 'I wonder if the old theater owner was trying to discover if an act was performing magic, tricking the audience or using science,' she thought. Speaking out loud she declared, 'some were accusing people of being witches for flying on broomsticks or eggs, but Leonardo da Vinci had designed a flying machine in the 1480's and kite flying in China took place hundreds of years prior to that. '
Jack chirped, 'And science could explain how a magician can make an object move!'
'Gosh Jack you startled me I didn't hear you come backstage. So go on how can science explain that.'
Jack continued, 'Magnets of course.' Not wishing to disclose anymore, Jack exited stage left to return to painting the theater.
'Mm! He might be right, I will have to research that,' with that Zoe put the shell down and returned to her tasks.
Authors Ian and Marie.