Habra Khan Adabra (UN-M-1293)
As his magic grew more ambitious, so did his fame.
Several years later he found himself in France, regularly performing his unique style of magic at public halls, to sell out audiences. Eventually his fame spreading to the ruling monarchy of the time, he was soon invited to play before King Louis Philippe. His performance was greeted with delight and amazement, and Habra, again became a firm favourite at court.
But his newfound fame didn't last long, a few short months later, the Paris revolution was in full force and the King was forced to abdicate his throne.
During the set up of Louis Napoleon as president of France, those who had ties or loyalties to the former king were arrested. Habra was among those arrested and held until his loyalties to the new ruling elite were assured.