“The whole of the Indian’s head was now swathed in thick white bandage, and the only thing you could see was the end of the nose sticking out. He looked like a man who had some terrible brain operation.
“How does that feel?” Dr. Marshall asked him.
“It feels good,” the Indian said. “I must compliment you gentlemen on doing a fine job.”
“Off you go, then,” Dr. Marshall said grinning at me. “Show us how clever you are at seeing things now.”
The Indian got off the bed and walked strait to the door. He opened the door and went out.
“Great Scott!” I said. “Did you see that? He put his hand right on the doorknob!””
This is an excerpt of a book Henry Sugar is reading after he drew the unlucky card to play a game for four with five people. You see, Henry Sugar loves gambling, and he is annoyingly good at it too. He goes to a casino one night, and comes home the same night with thousands and thousands of dollars. (And he never passes off the opportunity to cheat.) So when Henry reads this book about Imraht Khan, the man who sees without his eyes, he is inspired and thinks that he will be able to do this to win at gambling. After three years of training with playing cards, he finally masters the art of seeing through things or seeing things with his eyes closed. But has his personality changed through that hard core training process. Read The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar to find out.
That’s not all! Read other stories like “The Hitch-Hiker” and “The Boy who Talks with Animals”. Read them now in the collection of short stories called The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More.