Plot: Henry Sugar, an independently wealthy man who enjoys gambling, finds and reads a doctor's report on a strange patient the doctor met while stationed at a hospital in India. This patient, who called himself "The Man Who Sees Without Using His Eyes", had the ability to see even after the doctors had medically sealed the man's eyes shut and bandaged his head. The man was part of a circus act and used his ability to make money. When interviewed in more detail by the curious doctors, he gave an account which they wrote up. The man claimed he had been interested in magic all his life, and managed to study with Yogi Hardawar in India, by which he developed the ability to see through thin objects such as paper or playing cards and see around solid objects such as a wooden door if he is allowed a finger or hand around it. The doctors decide the man could be of great benefit as a teacher of the blind and return to the circus, only to find the show canceled when the Man Who Sees Without Using His Eyes has died
Alternative Plot: The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar:
A rich man learns about a guru who can see without using his eyes.
He sets out to master the skill in order to cheat at gambling.
Extremely faithfully adapted from Roald Dahl?s long short story.