The most famous magician in Kraków, Mr Twardowski. In return for having all his wishes granted, the magician signed a pact with the devil, to whom he was to offer his soul when in Rome. To outsmart the devil, Twardowski carefully avoided going to Rome. Nevertheless, one day he guided his steps to a tavern, not knowing that “Rome is the name of that tavern”, and soon saw the devil coming to claim his soul. Twardowski quickly jumped on to the back of a rooster, and soared high into the sky

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Black Magic, A Pact With the Devil and an Eavesdropping Spider - Meet Twardowski, Poland's Man in the Moon

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Mistrz Twardowski

Twardowski forcing the weakened devil to bathe in holy water. Woodcut by Aleksander Malinowski, published in 1884 in magazine “Kłosy”

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