The storyteller magician will not only love the carefully handcrafted props but also enjoy the story opportunities that they provide. We have purchased the last four pieces from a European dealer and because of the large amount of work going into producing these there is no new run anticipated. The props are based on an idea from Herbert Martin Paufler. The story centers around a small town in China and the myth of the poor farmer CHIEN TUN WUNG. He had lived in the town for many years and his tiny farm in good years produced rarely enough income to survive and in bad years he relied heavily on outside support. When there was a theft of gold jewelry from a rich man’s house to which CHIEN TUN WUNG had just delivered some fruit he immediately bcame the prime suspect. Without much of a court proceeding he was sentenced to death as was commonplace in ancient times. His head was severed and discarded and the body was kept for other to as in a barrel. Now many weeks later a distant relative of CHIEN TUN WUNG visited town and heard what had happened, since he was a federal prosecutor (and part time magician) he was curious as to what had really happened. He asked why there was no formal trial and an ancient Chinese scroll was presented that explained the special rules of trial in the tiny province. The relative would have none of this and with a flash of light appeared from the scroll. When it was unrolled the words innocent were spelled out on the paper. Everybody was now in a frenzy as they had obviously prosecuted the wrong man. What to do? Luckily the relative was also a part time magician, he spoke an ancient spell and the head appeared inside the container were the scroll had been kept before. The head is tossed towards the body in the barrel. It attaches itself and the Chinese farmer jumps out of the barrel. All is well that ends well. This all is very interested for the audience to follow along and has two distinct effects….the appearance of the head in the container and the Chinaman jumping out of the barrel. English instructions included! Get this while you still can!