The lonely children sit on the cold floor, entertained by a soulless box whose hat is nailed to its lifeless head. What did Mater say when they asked if a real magician could come to the compound? Oh real ones are a bother. They complain if you make them stay over night and complain when you let them go.

Don’t know what she meant about that. Anyway it’s cool to have a mechanical magician. It has a voice, too! Sounds real. Sounds kinda sad, too, like it’s about to cry, but knows it won’t do any good.

There's something thumping inside. Probably just gears.