At the beginning of the reign of Simon the Postman, Mr. Magnifico was
the father of Gloria and Shirley. His wife had not been around for
years; she had ran off with a portable-toilet salesman. Mr. Magnifico
was a tall man with a full mane of wildly unkempt white hair.
Magnifico cottage was known to be the nicest of all the cottages in
Festeron. On the western side of the Greater island, right by the
ocean, this brown-and-white
gingerbread house looked as if it had jumped straight from a book of
fairy tales. The address was:
114 River Road
Festeron Township, Festeron H7P432W691-63H79
a professor at the University of Festeron, he had written a Treatise on
Festeronian Philosophy. Because of the size of the town, the university
could only be afforded to be open every other year, thus this was a
part-time career. He filled in between times as best as he could. Odd
jobs. Mechanical repairs. He did watches and cloaks, blenders and can
openers. He was a master of the small appliance!
Witchville curse was in effect, Mr. Magnifico became a terrible
drunkard, weaving unsteadily everywhere he went about the island.
Possession were scattered. Mr. Magnifico was played an important role
in Simon's first defeat of Gladys. While Simon was escaping the
library, he ran headlong into the man who was stumbling
around. Instead of grabbing his own glasses that had fallen off,
the father instead set the magic glasses upon his face. Thus Simon
discovered that the Witchville curse was temporarily broken for the one
who wore these glasses, returning them to their Festeron personality.
Simon did not leave him with the powerful artifact.