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Properties And Histories Of The Magic Hat

Drake Stutesman | Lapham’s Quarterly | 23rd December 2019

From the felt cap of Hermes to the sorting-hat of Hogwarts, magical hats “manifest speed in the same way that the mind does, because the hat’s talents parallel the speed of thought”. The archetypal magic hat “opens up new worlds quickly and goes into unhear…

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