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THE NEW YORK TIMES November 5, 1926 Page 20, Column 7
THE LATE HARRY HOUDINI
To the Editor of The New York Times.
Harry Houdini does not need any panegyric from me, but as one who has enjoyed his friendship for more than fifteen years, may I be permitted to echo the sentiments expressed about him in the times editorial on Monday last?
Further, let me add, please, that to me he was one of the most lovable men I have known, and the first thoughts that sprang to my mind when I read of his death were the words of that immortal poem of Leigh Hunts, Abou-ben-Adhem
I pray thee, then, write me as one that loves his fellow-man, for if ever there was a man who loved his fellow it was Harry Houdini. Great-hearted and distinguished by the sweetness of his disposition, he was generous to a fault; gave of himself freely to every worthy cause; hated all false pretense and deceit. Here was a man who went about doing good, interesting himself in everything that was noble and kind, and ready to help wherever there was need. By his passing the world lost a great and good man, and I a loyal and stanch friend. God has placed another star in His heaven.
FRANK H. VIZETELLY
New York, Nov. 1, 1926
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