If you make a mistake, as you undoubtedly will now and then, do not lose your presence of mind, but get out of it as well as you can, and if you can bring the trick to some sort of conclusion, one half the audience will not know that there has been a fiasco at all. Hope for better luck next time, and proceed with undiminished confidence to your next trick. If the worst comes to the worst, do not, as a youthful conjurer of my acquaintance once did, go out and weep on the stairs. It is true he was a very youthful conjurer, and, if I remember right, he was kissed all round by the ladies to console him for his misfortunes, but I cannot recommend his example for general adoption.
The Young Wizard was also serialized in Golden Days for Boys and Girls. Interestingly, the last two sentences in the above quotation do not appear in the Golden Days version.