appeared came into sight, was seen
bustling being noisily busy and in a hurry
crumbled fell into pieces; decayed
escape to get out and away, get free
magician person who entertains by creating illusions
monument something set up to honor a person or an event
vanished disappeared, especially suddenly
Young Victor wants to be a magician like his hero, famed escape artist Harry Houdini, but his attempts at escape end up as disasters. One Halloween night, he receives a wooden box at Houdini's house. Victor opens it many years later and discovers Houdini's secrets.