The boy varied the monotony of his studies by pranks which revealed his unbalanced character, including an attempt to raise spirits with the aid of Dr Faust's Hallenzwang.
Ah, the pranks that the nixies of Dreamland play on us while we sleep!
In Native American legends, Coyote is a character known for his deceit and playing pranks.
vii.) that, in 416 A.D., the Jews of Inmester, a town in Syria, illtreated a Christian child during some Purim pranks and caused his death.
Tired of mad pranks, in a fit of home-sickness, she found herself one evening in the convent chapel.