HIS effective trick can be done with any pack of cards. Begin byhaving the pack shuffled by a spectator. In taking it back sight thebottom card, make an overhand shuffle, bringing it to the top and notealso the bottom card at the end of the shuffle. Go to a lady and sayyou will make a prediction foretelling exactly what she is about to do.Write on a slip of paper, "The gentleman will get the......of......" fillingin with the name of the top card of the pack. Fold the slip and put it onthe table under a glass or some other object. Hand the pack to thelady and ask her to think of a number, then when your back is turned,to deal that number of cards face down on the table, turn the top cardof those dealt, note what it is, replace the packet on the pack andmake one complete cut burying the chosen card in the middle. Turnaway while the lady does this.
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