RD aiul Hall Tricks are popular withall classes of audiences. The factthat they are performed with fa-miliar objects is ill their favour. Every-body can do ordinary things with Cardsand Balls; accordingly everybody is in-terested in extraordinary things donewith them.In this department of Magic, as inall others, there are tricks for thebeginner, tricks for the more advancedstudent, and tricks for the expert per-former. Some of each sort are includedin this booklet. But, speaking generally,all the Contents will, if carefully studied,be of service to the average Magician.Almost without exception tricks withCards and Bails benefit, by the accom-paniment of appropriate patter. Thepatter in the following pages has beencarefully compiled, and has proved to heeffectual by actual test. But the readerwith an inventive mind and a gift for talkwill doubtless make changes—topical orotherwise—here and there. Indeed writtenpatter should never be regarded as final,but always as a basis for individual work.This is the second volume of a series of !" patter booklets" on Magic. The first 'volume, " Effective Modern Tricks with
Patter," can be obtained from any book-
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Every Magician who wishes to keep >up-to-date with his work, should subscribe .to one or other of the magical journals. ,If he is doubtful which of them to choose, ,he will be well advised to decide on "TheMagazine of Magic." That magazine, aspecimen copy of which is presented withthis volume, is easily first as regards ex- 'planations of new tricks and in other *important respects. >
The Contents of this Booklet are Copyright.
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My next is a trick with a playing card, and to do acard trick properly 011c must have a card. Of course,you will understand that it is not absolutely necessaryto have a card, but if you don't it's not a card trick andthere the matter ends. Here is a Court Card. Let meshow you my right hand—this thing here at the end ofmy arms—quite empty. By simply stroking the face ofthe card in this manner you see it has changed intosomething entirely different. I see you appreciate thechange so I will do it again which is another way ofsaying I repeat it. Now you see it has changed again,and you are at perfect liberty to examine it.