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luvisi

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This pamphlet, from the 16th century, can be downloaded for free from The Internet Archive at https://archive.org/details/notablediscovery00greeuoft

The second chapter, "The Art of Conny Catching" describes a clever, intricate, and entertaining confidence game.  The victim is pulled into helping one con artist to con another into paying for a pot of wine, then they come clean and have a laugh over it, and then they end up dealing with a boastful jerk, and decide to use the same scam against the jerk.

The language is colorful, the story is well told, and the scam is a clever one that I'm sure would work just as well in a bar today as it did over 400 years ago.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
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magicfish

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Very interesting.
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