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The good woman being from home, he made inquiries of a neighbour, as Kit himself did soon afterwards, and being directed to the chapel be took himself there, in order to waylay her, at the conclusion of the service.
But as he waylays folk on the street and proceeds to casually break one law of nature after another for their delight and amazement, the Bradford-born illusionist cuts a modest figure.
A lady waylays customers as they wait in line and tries to sell them car insurance.
Lest we take this egotism too seriously, the next sequence invites the reader to have an ironical disposition in responding to Hamster's contemplations as he waylays Mole, pretends to be a ferocious puma and desires Mole to let him describe himself.