How To Eat Fire

Anoint your tongue with liquid storax, and you may put a pair of hot tongs in your mouth without hurting yourself, and lick them until they are cold by the help of this ointment, and by preparing your mouth thus you may take wood coal out the of the fire and eat it as you would bread.

If you dip the coal into brimstone powder the fire will seem more strange, but the sulphur puts out the coal, and by shutting your mouth you extinguish the sulphur also. You may also put a piece of lighted charcoal into your mouth and suffer anyone to blow a pair of bellows into your mouth for some time without receiving any hurt; but your mouth must be quickly cleaned, otherwise it will cause a salivation.

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