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Volume Six Collected Magic Series.pdf

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Volume Six
"Collected Magic Series."
Compiled By Percy Naldrett,Associate Member Of InnerMagic Circle, London.Portsmouth, October 1925.
HTML version © 2002José Antonio González
"From quiet homes and first beginning,Out to the undiscovered ends,There's nothing worth the wear of winning, But laughter and the love of friends." --Hilaire Belloc.
Volume Six--Coverhttp://thelearnedpig.com.pa/magos/books/vol6/001.html [4/23/2002 3:28:43 PM]
Volume Six
Percy Naldrett
Compiler's Fanfarre
Delightful deceivers, and merry magicians all, attend! For sixsuccessive years have I bobbed up, full of energy, eager, willing, andvery urgent for your entertainment; and as I watch you crowdinground this my window, I feel sure I have seen you all before: poring,delving, scanning, skipping and eagerly searching thosenever-to-be-parted-with volumes of 
Collected Magic
--and if I did notlove you more than a little I would surely have tired of the memory of your faces.Remember, I beg of you, as you read this book, that one man's meat isanother man's poison, and have hope within you, that you maydiscover herein the very item your frousty programme lacks. Believeme, the age of miracles has not ceased.And you, critics, reviewers and turnip-munchers, bestir your jadedparrots in praise of this book, but whether you boom it or burst it,consider also this: that all the secret subtleties, the cute little, quaintlittle moves, the tricks of affectation and of style, all the glory anddelight of accidental discovery, everything in Magic would I readilyrelinquish if I could have created the four lines which grace thefly-leaf of this book; for more potent indeed than Magic are suchaccretions or pearls of the mind.Yours fraternally,Next|Previous|Contents
Volume Six--Compiler's Fanfarehttp://thelearnedpig.com.pa/magos/books/vol6/002.HTML [4/23/2002 3:28:45 PM]
Volume Six
Percy Naldrett
A Surprise Opening Effect.By J. F. Orrin, A.I.M.C.
The performer fills a tumbler three-parts full with milk, drinking alittle to prove that it is the real thing. He then places the glass of milk on a plate and covers it with a cardboard cylinder. Placing one handbeneath the plate and the other on top of the cylinder, he suddenlyturns the whole lot upside down--then removes the plate and spins thecylinder on his wand. The glass and milk have vanished. The vanish isso sudden and unexpected that, if worked as an opening effect, itcannot fail to make a deep impression on the minds of the spectators.
The apparatus may seem rather formidable considering the simplicityof the effect, but a good opening trick is worth a little trouble and Ihave reason to believe that it is justified in this case. The itemsrequired comprise: a plate, a plate-stand, two tumblers (one faked asdescribed later) and a cardboard "Ghost" tube.The plate is unprepared.The plate-stand is madeof wood, shaped asillustrated, and isdesigned to hold the platein a perpendicularposition. One of thetumblers is unpreparedbut the other is faked. Inthe first place it isbottomless; in additionthe inside is covered, towithin about one and ahalf inches of the top, with cream coloured paper, which is pasted on;lastly, sundry stains are painted on the inside of the tumbler, above thepaper, with Chinese white water-colour paint. One of these stainscomes right up to the top of the tumbler. At a distance of a few feetthis fake cannot be distinguished from a tumbler of milk from which
Volume Six--Milk-Eauhttp://thelearnedpig.com.pa/magos/books/vol6/003.html (1 of 3) [4/23/2002 3:28:47 PM]

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