The street performer stands motionless on the sidewalk near the library steps. He is dressed in a black suit with long tails, and a matching tophat adorns his head. His hands are covered by white silk gloves. His left hand is frozen in the middle of a wave, while the right is pointed towards a glass jar filled with money from passerbyers.
He has been still for over a day. Everyone that has seen him agrees it is an amazing feat.
It would be several more days before anyone notices the smell of death coming from him.