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Fish Bait mystery

goldfish-200x148Clay Moorehead, wide-eyed and angry, accused Kelly Diaz of stealing his goldfish. A bowl under her arm, its half dozen occupants swirling around in a fog, Kelly denied the accusation.

Also on the scene was Mac King, fresh from the farmer‘s market, a bag of produce in his arms. Quickly he sized up the situation, dropped the sack, and offered an immediate solution. An expert angler, the magician cast his hand into the bowl and with great finesse, flipped one of its orange occupants into his mouth.

“Now,” he mumbled around the squirming wet shape, “since you both claim this finny friend, I‘ll bite him in two and each of you can have half.”

“No!,” shouted Kelly. “Let Clay have him. Really! It‘s okay.”

Mac smiled, chewed, and swallowed. “Better luck next time Clay. Your fish is safe in the bowl, Kelly.”

And amazingly, he was. What was Mac‘s secret?

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Solution: The kids were so distracted by their argument, they didn‘t notice Mac palm a small piece of raw carrot from his grocery sack. When he stuck his hand in the bowl, he only pretended to pluck out a fish, mouthing the carrot instead. Taking a page from King Solomon‘s book, Mac knew that the true owner of the fish would rather it live with a stranger than be harmed.

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21 Comments on Fish Bait mystery

  1. easy peasy

  2. Adventureismymiddlename // March 3, 2011 at 5:05 pm // Reply

    couldn’t the water be filled with fish poop?

  3. tdjbgyhgnhj // May 29, 2010 at 9:40 pm // Reply

    to easy. i read the bible all the time so i new this one.

  4. yeah, it’s goldfish gourmet

  5. he made a magic trick of that

  6. i agree with hitman tm

  7. londonbritish13 // May 30, 2009 at 9:37 am // Reply


  8. anyone could tell that 8)

  9. That was a great trick! It’s an easy way to see who was the real owner of the fish.

  10. The Gardener // May 29, 2009 at 11:52 am // Reply

    I think it was very easy.

  11. kijkjhbkbyb // May 29, 2009 at 6:59 am // Reply

    i loved that

  12. Anonymous // May 19, 2009 at 9:12 am // Reply


  13. Whoa! That’s the best trick I’ve ever seen!:-)

  14. its the carrot trick

  15. I agree with monkeykiller and R.O.

  16. thats gross

  17. It is just like Goldfish Gourmet in magic in a minute comics!

  18. that was easy

  19. COOL!!!!:)

  20. monkeykiller // February 5, 2009 at 3:38 pm // Reply

    that was easy to figure out

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