The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar by Roald Dahl

The book is a collection of seven short stories. The titular story revolves around a wealthy, idle man who discovers a set of yoga exercises that allow him to "see" through playing cards. After rigorous training, he uses this ability to win at casinos, donating his winnings to orphanages worldwide. The other stories include a tale about a man who can change his appearance at will, a bet about igniting a candle from a distance, a hitchhiker with a special thumb, a boy who discovers a turtle with 117 years, a story of a swan who saves a boy, and a tale about a woman who is obsessed with her two cats. These tales are filled with magical realism and surprising twists, showcasing the author's imaginative storytelling.

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