The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 3 (July 24, 1926)
An amusing story is told by Mr. Oswald Williams, the well-known illusionist, concerning a conjurer who had been prevailed upon to come down from London to assist in a charity concert at the village hall.
When the time arrived for him to occupy the stage he chose a thorough specimen of the “country bumpkin” type to assist him, of whom he made great fun during his performance. But the country man got his own back when it came to producing rabbits.
“Now,” announced the conjurer, “I am going to produce a rabbit out of this gentleman's inside jacket pocket.”
The other grinned broadly. “That'll be a miracle,” he said. “I've got a ferret in there.”