Where his real self was he did not know, so he toyed with the illusion.
There was none of the illusion of separation; he was always there, like Katie.
It was merely a semblance, which effaced itself; the vanishing of an illusion.
"Sir, you break the illusion of the scene," mildly remonstrates the showman.
Illusion is always in the market and can be had on easy terms.