7b7c3ecb-3712-425c-90a7-d1e81174d79a 613 B

  1. author: John Barth
  2. content: "...It's in words that the magic is\u2014Abracadabra, Open Sesame, and the\
  3. \ rest\u2014but the real magic words in one story aren't magical in the next. The\
  4. \ real magic is to understand which words work, and when, and for what; the trick\
  5. \ is to learn the trick.\n...And those words are made from the letters of our alphabet:\
  6. \ a couple-dozen squiggles we can draw with the pen. This is the key! And the treasure,\
  7. \ too, if we can only get our hands on it! It's as if\u2014as if the key to the\
  8. \ treasure *is* the treasure!"
  9. id: 7b7c3ecb-3712-425c-90a7-d1e81174d79a