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Old 08-07-2019, 06:48 PM
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"The Blast of the Book" in G. K. Chesterton's The Innocence of Father Brown. (If I'm remembering which story correctly.) A used book dealer comes into possession of a book said to have magical powers. His employee, left alone, opens the book and apparently vanishes. The book dealer is frightened to have the book around. Father Brown arrives and quickly shows him that the book isn't magical and the employee was just pulling a prank.