Pickpockets either work alone or in pairs, or what is called a mob.
No performer should attempt to bite off red-hot iron unless he has a good set of teeth.
It is needless to say that women make the most patient as well as the most dangerous pickpockets.
The great day of the Fire-eater - or, should I say, the day of the great Fire-eater - has passed.
Flames from the lips may be produced by holding in the mouth a sponge saturated with the purest gasoline.
In all feats of fire-eating it should be noted that the head is thrown well back, so that the flame may pass out of the open mouth instead of up into the roof, as it would if the head were held naturally.