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Edward Marlo - The Cardician

Edward Marlo - The Cardician

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I have reread some of my other forewords in In oth Iv , my tho~g~ts on the subject of trick cards ha:n1t er card books. an.dfrank_ that a ca r di c i an should stick to using an ordinar a~~anged. I shll maist performing. In view of this statement, the reaJe; rna of cards ~hen actually in the first three chapters. a few effects with tricked_~ be surpnsed to find, ard s make good re~ding -- something to play around with in . . Well, they own horne during your spare time, but you don't have to a pr rvacy of your rep.~rtoire. do you? I'll bet r~ght now you have so many ::r~h~;;c~Os our y don t even need to bother reading this book. With all these ca . you bother e ncumbe r ing yourself with tricked-up cards and decks ~:a~nckS. why a.t an.Ymoment, h.e caught, without. Yes, I know that all you need f;~ut:a;~u tt ne i s a paper cl ip , but III again wager that right now you don't have one onhan~. How about a rubb:r, band? See what I mean? Unless you are a professlOnal bartend~r magac ian, who always has his reputation making gimmicks o,n hand, be pracbc,al. Grab a deck - any deck - and do the tricks of the a _ bme-anywhere vaa-iety, ny


Someti~e ag~, someone ~aid, somewhere, something to the effect that if you had a t.r-ick with three ale ights , and then eliminated one of the moves, you would have ~ better trick. Then, if you worked out a method to accomplish the effect wi.th one move, you had a darned good trick. And, if you could do the trick without that last move, you would have a miracle. However, I have found that if you eliminate that last move you usually wind up with a mathematical atrocity. Within the pages that follow I have tried to stay away from such effects, and have even tried to prove via the 1121 Card Trick Streamlined!' that the editing of a trick by the addition of a subtlety or sleight would not only shorten the process but in turn strengthen the effect. Some may say that a subtlety is not a move, but to this I add that there are some subtle principles in cards that are more difficult of perfect execution than the most difficult manual sleight eve r conceived.

At this point 1 should go into pages and pages on presentation, showmanship, technique, practice, naturalness, style, etc. but you would only be reading what you have already read hundreds of times, in hundreds of books, and which I believe was learned thru actual experience by the first conjuror thousands of years ago, then repeated, ad nauseum, down to the present day. The few different things I would like to say I am afraid would take another book. So, for the present, I remain Cardially yours,






February, 1945)

(The Phoenix,

Tbt s is one of my favorite follow-ups for "Out of This World", The stage is set when the spectators comment on the effect. 1 turn and say. "Yes, it is m.ost amazing that a person who never did more with cards than play games Wlth them should suddenly have the ability to separate the red ones from the black ones by intuition alone. You all know that Joe Joaks, here, is not a magician. Now. if I had So separated the cards. you wouldn't have co ne i de r ; ed it amazing at all. You think a magician can do anything. Or do you? Suppose I Were to give you the deck to shuffle, and then, by s ens e of touch alone, I were able to tell the red cards from the black? You look doubtiul. Well, if Joe Dcaks can do it, I can. Here, you shuffle the cards very tho r-, oughly.

Here the magician proves his point by actually calIing out the red cards from the black. He isn't kidding when he says he does it by the sense of touch. The secret is s:im.ple, but cequi re a practice to do well. No s tooge e , peeks, or trick ca eds , After the Curry effect has been completed, the red cards and tile black cards are separated. Pick up each pile and before they are shuffled or mixed, bend the red cards so they are convex and the black ones So they are concave. This is done in a single natural movement as you pick up the pile. (See figure


Now go into a dovetail shuffle. This will take out some of the work in the cards but you will still be able to feel, as well as to see and appreciate, the difference in the red and black cards. That's the secret. The spectator can give the cards any type of shuffle he wishes. You do not worry even if by his shuffling he takes the work out of fifty percent of the cards. You only need about twenty to convince and satisfy the most critical audience. Like a tumbler, an oc ca eicnal miss strengthens the fact that you actually feel the cards.






(The Phoenix,


How many times has a magician placed a card face d tator to think of any card in the pack? 1£ the thou ht own and asked the specSpade.s (the card he placed face down), he had a ~ira~~ card ,:",asthe Ace of

the Kmg. of He arts (t~e. card On top of the deck), a fast ~~p~h~n h:P~::~~ had a mt racre , But 1£ rt was neither of these th g. delay of: don't think the cd' h . ' en what? An emba r-raa eing . ar 18 ere m the pack", While the card is cov i ous Ly controlled to the top for another top change.

My met,hod causes no emba~rassruent and is a hundred percent per-fect for the lay audience. By a lay audience, I do not mean magician's wives, etc. because as ~ rule they are so intimate with magic that they no longer act or respond Lik.e the average layman even tho they do no magic themselves. Begin as in the old way by removing the card, the Ace of Spades. Lay it face down. Look at your spectator and say: !!What card do you wish that to be? If he says Ace of Spades, tu r n it over -- fini! However, should he mention another card, try to get him to change bis mind by saying: IINow you are sure you don't want to change your mind? Positive? This is your last chance! He does not want to change his mind and his wish let us say is the Seven of Hearts. Calmly say: liVery well.

Now tur-n to a second spectator and say: "1 want you to wish for a card. II Remove the previously named card, then lay it face down Ontop of the Ace of Spades. Ask the second spectator the name of the card he wished for. If he names the Ace of Spades, pick up both cards and fling them face up on the table so they separate. No one will ever know which was the top or bottom of the two, but they will see that both wishes were correct. This is even better working with one card,

Let us Bay that the second spectator did not say Ace of Spades but Five of Clubs. Are you rattled? Of course not. You just follow the same procedure for him and turn to the third spectator. If he names the Ace of Spades. all three cards are flung out, face up so they separate. Three correct wishes make a tremendous effect.

I have never had to go over four wishes at any time, but nevertheless, 1 have speculated on the possibility of it happening. Here is my out. First, 1 would never want to go over five cards. If the fifth card named was the Ace of Spades I would show all five as co r rect , But should the fifth card calle'~I be any other card I would look at this last spectator and very b.oldly say: Id th ick up the five cards, rehave every other card but yours. I wou en pi d . "I missed yours move the Ace of Spades, again look at the spectator an say. but I have the others." I would then have each of the four spectators name
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their wishes and throw out the cards 8.5 called. Bold? Sure, but remember this is s te i ctl y a layman's psychological effect with more chances than are ordinarily given. The idea C)f wishing for a card is not mine, but taken from a movie based on the book by Clayton Rawson, "Mta-acl ee For Sale. "



CONTROL. February, 1915)

(The Phoenix,

What I consider a vet"y fair trick __ a four ace effect done with one hand. The four aces are shown and handed to a spectator to hold. The magician takes the pack in the left hand, and from now on only one hand is used. The spectator place s one ace on top of the deck. The magician cuts it to the middle by use of the Charlier pass. The next ace is shown, placed on top, and it is cut into the pack. The other two are dealt with in the same way. A few more short cuts and the magician asks someone to look at a few of the top cards to rnake sure no ace is there. The same check-up is made with the bottom few cards. The aces have been placed into the pack separately in the most open rnanner by cutting it to the middle, using one cut only for each ace. Now the magician goes into action. A single one hand cut, the top card is dealt off - ttt s an ace. Another single cut, another ace. Another single cut, another aCE!. Final and last cut, the last ace. Four fast cuts, bingo--four aces. Naturally the effect can be done using both hands. Probably those who do not know the Charlier pass will do it that way. But the greatest selling point to the l aym an , even to rnos t magicians, in this effect is the use of only one hand.

The effect is out of proportion to the me thcd which consists of the use of two crimped cards. i . e. cards which have their lower left corner bent. One such locator card is at the bottom, the other near the center of the pack. See figure 2.


These bent corners separate the pack and make it easy to cut at the crimped cards when eithe r one is in the center of the deck. With a locator card at bottom and one in the center, place the ace on top of the pack. Now cut the pack so that the locator card in the center lands on bottom. This, of course,

h. whi l. the other two in the middle. Then.:. but not top or bottom of pack: They are seemingly lost. I guarantee the audience will be most app. Here is the closest possible thing to a miracle. However.: t~ere are no aces at trol you cut at the cnmped cards. you . After the pack is perfectly squared. looking at a card and replacing it. would throw the tn<::k. two aces will at any of the key cards so that you now can show t gle cut anyplace. 1 said. and borrowed. the cards are never out of the spectator's hands. the magician finds the chosen card without resorting to any questions.!~ four aces THE MARLO MIRACLE. 1945) (The Phoenix. you edge in close enough to him so that you will be able to touch the top card of the bottom half of the deck with your right index finger.that it lands on the bottom. !' No. Spectator himself turns the card Over. not even laid on the table for the cut. While the spectator was busy shuffling the cards. out of that cla as . each time alternatinhow ~our uncanny conare located. When he is satis~ielhe is asked to cut . for the first time. You do transfer something to the back of that card. The secret: The borrowed pack is handed for as much shuffling as the spectator wishes to give it.e:~:l:i. As he looks at the bottom card. to the audience it looks as if b th a cnmped card lac acenter of the pack. Make' a S~:hlS state. but lt is nothing but saliva. The cut is then replaced.f the pack. Believe it or not. When he is tb ru. are ordinary No gimmicks. Imagine an ord. February. Durmg thks process of cutting. ~his br~~e at crl~ped cal"d in the ~gal~.puts the bottom locator card in the Center a placed on top o. strictly impromptu. He merely lays the card face down on the table and asks that it be named. It is the chosen card. you did not transfer daub with that index finger. the magician takes the pack. oth ac e a are now in the This is repeated with the two remaining aCes A . and daub or any other material.inar un re~ared pack handed to anyone to shuffle thoroughly. The cards any way. be on top. my friend. The cut is a ain::_r the ace: The eeccnd ace is cen~er so . They a ce not stacked or tricked in Strictly impromptu. the card man tells the spectator to again shuffle the cards.the c~rds and remember the card he cut at. instruct him to cut off a bunch of cards and look at the bottom of this cut.e the second ace goes into the middleg~~he firs: ace to the top ttng it. Do this as you say: "Replace the cut and square the ca r-ds.

The pack is laid face up on the table. Was it a black card?" He will say no.d. Now. If The above principle is not new but it is redressed one will recognize it. Watch their amazement when they see the selected card staring them in the face. I'll stick to saliva because that way It 18 stnctly impromptu and can be done anytime with nothing to carry. The overhand shuffle will not separate the two cards ev~n i~ the s. say: "Ten of diamonds? Why. place it in an envelope with some directions and ~e~l It f~r $1. so that JIll guarantee no Another variation of the above trick is to deal the cards face up asking the spectator to think "stop" when he sees his card. ThIS wi Il cause the sleIght s. just enough to let it sink in that altho you may have had a rough Idea where the card was before. It is then cut to the bottom as the cards are picked up. he will now try to find the card.huffier runs the cards. The card is named. 00. When he does. so they wlll prob~bly. The one behind 15 the selected card.~ssur~ necessary for the adhesion of the two cards. Howeve r . you do not know now. Remove the card and place it face down. Under the conditions explained the vanish seems impossible because the magician never handles the pack. hg~t pressure until you corne to a card of double thickness. Let us ass~le the chosen card was the ten of djarri ond. The magician states that having made a card vanish under impossible conditions. Look surprised and say: "was n'f it a spade ~ a four of spades?" He will again reply in the negative. The use of saliva to some may not appear as sure Hr e . I was sure it was the one on the table.qUIck one. Look at the spectator and say.s. When you receive the pack thumb thru It With a. . it is found that the card has disappeared from the pack. Cards are n~xt e red You insist that he make sure they are. Whatever anyone does. co P~ste 10 httle conta ine r s. I've fooled the devil out of lots of magicians who knew the secret of making a card di sappea r by the use of saliva.the se~ond shuf~e takes place but be sure it is an overhand shuffle and a fai r Iy . Act more surprised and ask him to name the card.moistened your forefinger and all you ne~ded to do was to press card as you gave him his further instructions. substitut~ diachylon. I hav~ used the above effect for a long time and know it is good and perfectly p~actlcal. The double card is kept track of as it is dropped face up with the re st. Or perhaps some dealer will put up wool-. The card man makes a slip cut a la Erdnase and the card seems to have been discovered by cutting to it. it on the top When the cards are replaced they go on top of the we: car. They will invariably turn up the card.

face up. Pick up the kings. Altho I have long ago thrown into the discard all effe cta whic h make use of such a'l'tifice. the four kings p~evlOusly reversed. the pack is an ordinary one which may be examined or used for succeeding effects with an ordinary pack.ith tricked up packs. hearts. there are many who revel in this type of problem. F'eb r-uar y. The four aces will not show. Next remove the foul' kings and place the pack. from the case. p Altho the above has since been accomplished by sleight of hand. Cut the aces to the center. The reversed cards now prove to be kings. spades. it embodies enough subtleties to throw off those who kno.ck and f~ce to face cards.ch'ylon . However. Hpst lcka. under the top card of are distributed ace side showing. write your initials duplicating these initials on the face of double faced ace of hearts. Spread the pack on the t~ble face up.TEN YEARS AGO. as are the placed into the case ready for perform. spades.. 1945) (The·Phoenix. The cards are ance . aces in the envelope. At its termination. in the method to follow there is no palming of any sort. use of liquidgresin. Assuming you have arrived at the local magic meeting. hearts. turn them face up and remove the four aces. making sure . Turn the deck face down (the one top card over the reversed kings gives the pack a normal appearance) and pick up the face up aces and place them face up 0 top of the deck. remove t~e cardS~ . Based on double faced cards. You will need four double face ace s plus a deck of cards. broken pencils. More years ago than I c. so that you have initials on the face of both aces. d i a. ular four aces into the envelope which is placed into the inside coat pocket. A spectator opens a sealed envelo e which the magician hands him and in it there are the four aces. you do not expose the four reversed kings at the top of the pack. one them. eye shadow. Remove the regular four aces from the pack. also an ordinary envelope. The four double faced aces throughout the pack in clubs. diamonds order and seal the r-eg. In effect the four aces are placed reversed into the center of the pack. Arrange the aces in clubs. . wax. It is for those I have torn out the pages of my notebook of "Ten Years Ago". glues back to ba.w of such things. diamonds order. will be taken for the four reversed aces. or any card mechanics.are to recall my delvings into card rna ic took me ~ost1y thru angles deah~g w. On the face of the ace of hearts. sand paper. Among my notes I found this effect which I thmk may rnte r e at those who ~ant maximum effect with minimum of skill..

He throws the joker into the hat and asks that spectator. A spectator loses his selected card. Bring the joker to the face and if you wish.· the card. you may have it initialled. The joker is on top of the pack when it is handed to a 'person to select a card from somewhere in the center. s~ps. He now commands the joker to leave the hat and to travel. T~e performer no. into the deck. the joker will s ti l l precede the selection. Reach into your pocket and remove the ~nvelope. keep h i s eye on it. as the fact that one hand will be holding the hat while the other apparently holds a single card. is one of its strongest features. whereupon he is instructed to reach into the hat where he finds his chosen card. D~ n~t at any time call audience 15 bus). Before going into the explanation. fingers curled on back of the cards.show hirn. then turn it over to reveal a king. Pick up the hat ~n the left hand. mto the pack. However. At any rate. however. half the secret is known. This card he is instructed to note and place on top. I wish to point out that it will not be the same. while the hat is that extra bit of scenery which not only makes the trick more effective but is also a perfect cover for the card which is held back. so that the spectator can remember it and apparently toss it into the 10 . Later he will swear that he shuffled his card into the deck. At this time. introduce the hat. ~humb on face of cards. The cardician now borrows a bat which is in turn examined.sefo~r car . Upon spreading the pack face down. By now. the joker is seen. as they will ncttce It themselves. In case he does not understand what "undercut" means. He ptcks up the ~at In his left.P'all d ace of hearts. while you further remark that you also need the joker. 1945) (The Phoenix. 10 the center of the cards. joker from the pack. lay the pack still face up on your right. as to bring the:o are thwnbed off into the left side coat pocket whUe..10ff the Top . Toss it remamlng king n While they are doing this. do a double lift. face up. attention to the i nrt i e OP: For those who may be interested in the sl~ight of hand version I refer them to a book called . . Do this with t?e at a ~~e. then finally place them face up in your right hand. THAT JOKERI February. casually pick up the pack so to some~"e to r' double faced cards to the face or bottom of the deck. which he holds in h i s right hand. Here you show the Joker.! realize that many will try to simplify matters by first eliminating the throw change used here and substituting a double lift. holding it so that the inside can be seen. Still I felt the above points should be brought out. At this point tell him to undercut half the pack and shuffle it onto his card.50 euing the envelope with the aces.w removes the. Handle the two cards as one.the The. of the above. The o r igina l selector of a pasteboard is asked to name his selection.

but is now the chosen card. it has more mystery than the average "pl ace it in the center-back on top" procedure. Fig. 1947) (The Phoenix. However. The second effect. then bring the effect to its successful conclusion. A card which is apparently buried into the center of the pack seems to leap to the top. from the effect. the handhng was 11 j . several versions have appeared. FLIGHT OF TI'ME. As a rule the "throw change" is a difficult sleight for one with a small hand. but in all cases. probably comes much closer to the effect of a card leaping because it leaves one packe~ of cards to arrive in another. embodying the same principles. October. Immediately the right hand. with the rim of the hat to grasp when the card is palmed. In conclusion 1 would like to add that this method of "In Your Hat" came as a result of playing around with a similar idea of Paul Stadelman's whose effect was based on back palming. leaving the right hand free to palm its card onto the face up pak as it is s coope d off table and turned backs up. on the table. the cover for it is almost perfect. The Throw Change here makes it a good all-around close-up item.nknown Leaper". grasps the rim of the hat. mouth upwards. Basically a Jordan idea. the joker is held back by the thumb while the fingers shoot out the selected card from behind it as the right hand tu r ns back up. stemming from hlS IIU. for some unexplained reason. 3 Fig. but in this case. of course. which is presumed to be the joker. The joker is now on t~e bottom of the pack reversed.hat. with the joker palmed in it. Drop the hat. However. that it is an ambitious card routine.4 Remember you have the pack face up on your right. It would seem. Give your little spiel. Cut the pack to bring joker to the center. while the left hand releases its hold so that the forefinger of this hand can point to face down card in hat. See figures 3 and 4.

while the right fingers take them. The two routines to follow. Then again it may be seven or eight when you are relaxing by smoking. two. the other to the right. "Most people do not quit work much before five o'clock in the evening. and you count audibly one. when I come to the seventh card.~~:~~ught top cd. . Begin by having the pack shuffled.~~rel:'t :~~~~s:. you will find not at all di Ifi-. haH. reading and listening with one ear to the radio comedians. I would like you to think of your favorite radio hour between five and twelve. Therefore. The hour when most people seem to retire would be at about twelve midnight. It may be nine o'clock if you like to take in the fast moving detectives. etc. The maneuver of Slipping off the top card leaves you with eleven.a 1. remember that card. At any rate. The hands now separate as you take the twe lfth card. everyone has their favorite radio hour. the average "all thru work" hour would be five o'clock. cult to put across or to execute. of oman p. everyone has their favorite hour on the radio. each representing an hour. Pick up the right hand packet as you start to patter. In counting the cards are not reversed. You have it in mind now? I will pass these cards in front of your eyes..1 pun. Hi s card ~lace the packet back to the ri ht of the r1ght Side as you say' "Thi gk other • 1S pac e t represents 12 . but in reality it is the one ~:~\~d~ct~:l~.d back.&ck. Continue this count until you reach number eleven. the effect was lost.such that it not only confused the audience but the operator as well. cd. Therefore. 01 rC~b' h Uk. Or perhaps you cantt wait until it is time to go to sleep. Pomt to the one at the the hours you are living and . II The half packet is now held with faces toward spectator. so t~at. one at a time. r emernbe r that card. if you are thinking of the seventh hour." of eight O'clock. See Itgur e 5. one to the left. The spectator now be lteves h1S card lies at the hour he tho~ght of. Replace ~e eleven cards on top of the packet in ~he left . For example. Cut the deck into two packets. When I come to the card which represents the hour you are thinking of. Yours may be six o'clock as you sit down to dinner music. Some may quit work at four o'clock but then others probably have to work until six. Between these hours of five and twelve. As your right hand comes over to take the twelfth card. but each one is placed in front or on the face of the preceding one.hand. The left hand deals off the cards. you will find it easy to slip the top card off the right hand cards onto ~e top of the left hand portion. :.

(Do so). PIck up the card each time he aaswe r e no. and chat: III know you didn't Pick up the single card and place it f d .going to live. You now have reached the eighth hour. next top card and say: "I know you :i~:'tO~n~n o~o. Point to it and ask: "Did you think of eight o'clock?" The answer is yes. thought of the eighth hour. which represents time in the past. turn over the top card on the pack and say: "See how time Iltea!" The second version is also quite good but the effect is that of a card leaving the top of one packet to arrive at the top of another packet. " Snap your fingers. but you really have it as the top card of the cards in the left hand because of the slip sleight. The supposed selected card is apparently on right hand pack.« ere 10 It. then ask for the name of the chosen card. let us aa aurne that the sp. the ~p a ca~d an~ place it in the left hand on top of card :l:e:~oc~her~gal~::ck tu:-ue tb i s unt. ay ave aug t of five o'clock. look at the spectator and ask: "l had no way of knowing what hour you were going to think of. Point io the fifth ca~d s t il l on top of the deck and say' "You m h th h ' you?" . Reach over with the right hand to pick up the tabled half pack on your left and at the same time deposit palmed card on top of packet. did the answer is no. By magic we must bring that hour back up to the present. you leave it on top of the deck.ock. Spectator believes hIS card to be on top. All that remains is to build up the apparent flight of the selected card. on top. S~ould the answer be yes. A final point to remember is not to huny the pick up of the cards as you check off the hours for the spectator" It is at this point that y:: or break the effect because of confuston. Here you ten spectator to place his hand over the packet. The chosen card is already in the left hand. Say: "This packet.ect~tot has. then point r-i ht f fi tion which has selected card somewh g . which of course you do not know at th'i s t irne . Your hour is now buried somewhere in the past. did I?" If At this moment. palm the top card off the left hand packet into right hand. The spectator must 13 l~~:\: .. " IS packet" (pointing to the one on the left)" represents Rub your hands together. In order to continue. The procedure is exactly the same as in the first ve r s ion up to the point where you seem~ ingly have arrived at spectator's selected hour. Reach over and deposit palmed card on top of the other packet as you push it toward a second spectator to do likewise. Poi~t to. while th i time in the past. Palm the top card from your packet of card in the left hand.: le~t han~. we will place on top of your selected hour. o. Bring the right hand over to the left.re mger at top card of right por~ think of one ovcl.il you have four cards in the left hand. you pick it up and place it in the left hand with the other. When it is named.

but only remove The third vexetcn is simplicity itself. it is placed to the left of the tabled packet to represent "Time in the Present". ent packet to show card is no longer there.•.•••••••••.ck~t .•• 6 . H ." From the other half you have a card thought of at a favorite hour as already explained. hour. instead of being placed into the hand. al~~~na~i~e presentation is to tell audience that the hour will go into the P~. Th~ "Pa aro packet i~ picked up and placed on top of the "Pr e s ent" packet.•.!(t~t.the way Time always does. Naturally.• ' Fig. "'' [J fJ ii 1: po. Place one half on the table to represent "Time in the Past. Actually the selected card is on top of the "Pa s t!' packet as in figure 6 which shows the conditions at this stage. cut it into two halves..:n 14 .•••. Begin by having the pack shuffled..~l~~:~/r~. Have card named then turn over top card of "Past" packet and say: "That's the Flight of Time. cd a':I:l. The cards.•••••. In this case there isn't any palming.lise that you never touch the card at his selected those which he has not thought of.. The necessary magical mcantattons are now uttered to bring the selected card to the top. II . the audience assumed their card is the top one of the "Present" packet. when you reach the selected hour.. Thl~ appare. Turn over top card of "P'r e s . now are placed from the "Present'! packet on to the "Paat" packet.. •••. Upon getting the deck. ' . to send the card to the number above.st inv i s ib l y . •••..ntly bur ie s the selected hour in the "Pastil. . After the card has been thought of and the secret move made.••. of course following the presentation outlined.•."d!~ln~:rt..•.




(Phoenix 193) EHect: A spectator selects a card. He then initials it d . into the center of the de~k. The cardician places the d:~k !:c~:p center of the table. He Instructs the spectator to place his palm flat on the pack and press downwards. The cardician shows his left hand . empty and places it under the table. The spectator is asked to ~nr:~:t~~~~:r on the deck. Suddenly a sharp crackling sound is heard to emanate from under the table. The. spec.tato.r is requested to remove his hand from the deck. The ?el'fol'~~r, uSl.ng rd s rIght hand. ribbon spreads the pack. The card that was orlgln~ll.y plac.ed face up into the pack is no longer in evidence. Slowly ~he car.dlClan b r ing s his left hand from under the table. It is seen to be holdln~ ~ e i ngl e face down card. Turning the card (ace up, it is seen to be the o r i gina.ILy select~d an.d initialled card. Apparently the spectator has succeeded, under the d i r e ct ion of the ca rdi ctan, in pressing his selected pasteboard thru the table.


Secret: The performer should be seated at a table. Anyone who makes use of a short card, that is cut across the ends, can add this to his repertoire. Start by giving the pack a shuffle and wind up with the short card somewhere in the center of the deck in readiness for a riffle force. Force the short card in the following manner: Hold the pack in the left hand with the left thumb lying across the back and all four fingers along the right side. The right fingers now riffle the front end of deck upwards. As this is being done, a request is made for the spectator to call "stop" at any time. The riffle is timed so that the short card is arrived at just the precise moment. Should the assistant fail to call "stop" at the short card, the remainder of the deck is released quickly and the riffle is started again. In case the command is made before the short card is reached, all that is necessary is to quickly release all the cards up to and including the short. The top half is now removed by the right hand. The left hand moves forward for the person to remove the top card. The short card has been forced. The selection is initialled and then replaced, face up. into the center of a face down ribbon spread pack. The pack is scooped up and squared. The ca r dic ian now addresses his audience in the following wise: "Your card is somewhere in the center of the pack here. " As he says these words, he takes the pack by the ends deep into his right hand. The deck is next squ,ee:led between the fingers and thumb thus causing the cards to bend and s pr-mg out from each other as in figure 7. This condition is similar to that used just previous to the Cascade or waterfall 15 flourish.


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The left hand comes over and places its thumb on the top and the fingers on the bottom side. The left fingers now of the cards while the right hand releases its pressure. trick the left hand will be holding the deck, by the sides, condition as in figure 8. side of the cards hold onto the sides At this stage of the in an accordion


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The right hand now retakes the pack by the ends again. The fourth finger of the right hand should go under the bottom side of the deck because at this stage the short card would prematurely come out. The little finger prevents this as shown in figure 9. The right hand advances toward the center there. Suddenly the cardician changes his of the table as if to place the deck mind as he seems to notice some-

thing. The right hand moves back toward the edge of the table while the left hand advances and brushes away some imaginary lint. It is at this time that the right fourth Hng e r- moves out of the way. The short card will fall out, free of the rest of the pack, into the lap the position of the right hand, in relation card falls out into the lap. of the performer. Figure 10 shows to the edge of the ta.bl e , as the


The right hand is now brought hack to the center of the table. The deck ~:for the first time released. It loses its accordion condition as it settles the table. The selectee of the card is asked to place his hand flat on the deck. Showing his left hand urunistakably empty, the cardician places it under table. With the left hand under the table, this hand bends at the forearm wrist in order to enable the fingers to pick up the card from the lap.


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A sound emanates from under the table as the spectator is asked to press down on the pack. This sound is caused by flicking the upper left corner of the card, as it lies in dealing position, with the ball of the left thwnb. The left fourth and third fingers press down on the back of the card which prevents it from going out of the hand as well as aiding in making the sound quite audible. Once the snap is heard, the helper is asked to take his hand off the deck. The ca r di c i an ribbon spreads the deck with this right hand. Some comment is made to the fact that the face up card is no longer there. The left hand comes out from under the table with the card face down. Have the selection named, then slowly turn the card face up and say: II Look, you pressed your card right th r-u the table! tt Climax.

(Phoenix 206) the wonder worker advances on the theories of chance, toward a spectator luck, coincidence, and etc.

Effect: Shuffling a deck gives a brief dissertation

An experiment
red cards,

of such a nature is suggested and the magician removes ten plus ten black cards, from the deck. He next hands five of the

black cards and five of the red cards to the spectator to shuffle or mix as much as he desires. The remaining ten cards, consisting also of five red and five black, are shuffled by the performer and then dealt out face up haphazardly on the table. The spectator is asked to hold his ten cards face down. He is next intro-

duced to deal one of his face down cards onto any of the face up cards on the table. He is free to change his mind at any time as well as intermittently shuffle his packet during this lay down process. After the spectator has completely dealt out his ten face down cards on to the face up cards, the ca r d i c ia n dilates on the incredible odds against the success of his having matched the color. The c a r di c i an turns over the face down card of each pair. An amazing thing has happened. Apparently the law of chance has been repealed, because the spectator has actually matched the colors. Every black card on it. has a black card on top of it, and every red card has a red card


Intrigued? Then read on because despite the strangeness and strength of the effect, it requires no manual skill. It does require ten double face cards, one side of which must be a red card, the other side must be a black card. Stick to spot cards only. and avoid the Aces and deuces. Take five regular red cards and also five regular black cards from the deck proper. These also must be of the spot variety. and again avoid Aces and deuces. Make sure that the ten regular cards do not duplicate any of the double facers. Pencil dot the regular five lower right corners. The double face cards are now cards will show no matter cards as follows: black cards on the backs in the upper left and regular red cards are left unmarked. The arranged so that five black cards and five red which way He set is turned. Next arrange the

Take five of the regular black cards and lay them face up on the table. Next take five double facers, with the black side showing and place them face up on the face of the five regulars. This identical arrangement is made with the five regular red' cards and the remaining five double facers. You now have what seems to be ten red and ten black cards. The two packets are now given one riffle shuffle to mix the cards into each

other. This packet of twenty cards is placed on the bottom of the deck. Note the bottom card of the deck as you place these twenty cards at its face. This key card will later tell you just when to stop removing cards as you go into the first step of the effect. Shuffle the cards but keep the bottom stack of twenty cards intact. Turn the Run thru your left arrive at will have deck face up and state that you will need some red and black cards. the cards removing them One at a time, and place a black card to and a red card to your right as you come to them. When you the key card you stop and place the pack aside. At this stage you a packet of ten red cards and a packet of ten black cards. reversing the cards, in full view of the spectator you have ten of each. Hand him the first five red the black cards. These will be the regular cards. of course be the rouble facers. The spectator is rrri x Deal

Count each packet without in order that he may know cards and the first five of The cards that remain will now instructed yours face up.

to mix: his ten cards face down while you, the performer, Next deal out your ten cards, face up, on to the table.

them out haphazardly over a wide area and make sure that the colors are fairly distributed. In other words do not let anyone color congregate in any particular section. Instruct the spectator about the dealing of his packet, face down, on to the face up cards. As he makes his selections and places you reach out from time to time to set the cards the cards on top of the face-uppers, as follows:


If red is up. 192) the cardician shows the mechanics of a half the deck which is face up. you once more mention something about the probabilities of chance. you just position. which you know because it is not pencil dotted. For. Flg. "whi ch shows that a red card has been placed on a face up red card. If he places a red card. black is on the other side. 12 When the spectator has finished. how- Damico Effect: Basically. red is on the other side. The position of a. on spreading the face cards have been mixed into it. 11 Fig. You know whether he has because of the pencil dotted black cards. If there is a black card face up and he deals a pencil dotted card on top of it. Either he will matched the car'd~--'or!ll!!lh-e will not. The fact that both your right and left hands are working at once obscures the fact that you are not performing identical functions with both hands. you just turn over both at once. PUSH (Marlo THRU and FAILURE in Phoenix. turn the top card over and allow the bottom card to remain in its To recapitulate. You do this with both hands simultaneously. you are all right and you push the top card slightly off on the diagonal. down half it is seen that none of the face up However on spreading the face up portion. Now start to turn the cards over. If the black is up. on top of a face up black card. as in figure 12.gnrne nt of the cards allows you to work quf ckl y and deceptively. The spectator can only match or not match.Only two conditions can exist. There may be only three or four times you have to do the false move and it is covered by two things. is pushed Naturally. The double facers on the table either have a black side or a red side up.li. you reach OYer and square up the two cards perfectly as in figure 11. match. Apparently fh r u the half of the pack that is face down. card has apparently "got stuck!' during the 19 . You don't have to look for the pencil dots any rno r e . When the cards match. They are the double action of your hands and the fact that the chicanery happens right at the climax. You know instantly which he has done because of the pencil dotted backs. This failure. you move the top card slightly askew. If they are diagonal. tho the cards are aligned. the effect is that push-thru false shuffle. Your only job is to make the few that don't match. it is seen that one lone face down demonstration.

The right hand now takes the supposed nine of diamonds off the left hand portion and places it still face down into the spread of cards on the table. which in each case gives him the desired results. The undercut portion is brought back and placed on the remaining cards in the left hand. the selected card was somehow transported into the other half. Of course the means aren't exactly magical but the reader does have several methods to choose from. Do not do a Hindu. but merely unde r cut the bottom portion as you say: "Rernernbe r the nine of diamonds is in this half of the deck. turning over all three cards as one. is turned into triumph when it is di s cove zed that the single face down card is a previously selected card which. just previous to the shuffle. on to the face up packet. As each method has a different modus operandi. thus burying the reversed ca rd somewhere in the center of the face up half. reverse the second card from the bottom of the deck. was in the face down half of the pack. Shuffle the pack. This We will leave to your mdtviduak taste. keeping the bottom few cards intact. The spread is then closed to bury the card and this packet is then shifted into a table shuffle position. In this case. II ~h~ face up half is now placed to the left of the face down portion srtion for the Table Riffle Shuffle as in figure 13. The remaining half is turned face up and attention is called to the face card. in the po- Fig. Actually the noted card is now reversed second from the face of the portion in the left hand.ever. The right hand cuts off half the deck and places it face down on the table. cards in P<l~iliol'l t()r T"b!r Riffl~ ShuHlr 13 20 . The right hand nOW reaches toward the face down cards on the table and ribbon spreads them. it just happens to be the nine of diamonds. Do a triple lift. Shift the left hand portion into the Hindu shuffle position. unknown to the audience. First Method: Previously. Apparently you have merely turned the nine of diamonds face down on to the face up packet. the audience believes that the nine of diamonds is in the face down half on the table. Because the Push Thru Shuffle is so obviously demonstrated. Hold the pack face down in your left hand. it is possible (as suggested by Bruce Elliott) to do one after the other in a sort of routine. At this stage. the spectators must as sume that by some magical means. known only to yourself.

when you assemble the pack you must contrive to reverse the top six cards of the deck. to show all face down cards. When the hands are in the position of figure 15. each taking the new half. Note position of fi nge r s of both hands at this stage and that one corner of the deck breaks ~hru the left end of deck between the left fingers and thumb. Upon the nine of diamonds being named. The spectators are asked if they remember the card that was placed in the face down half. The face up portion is also spread downward.e right hand move! forward to angle (ace down portion Fig. The hands now separate. stop and instead of pushing the packets flus~ as you would for a regular shuffle. but alas. The pack is now m more or less of an X position. they change their hold. except that now the face down portion is on the left while the face up portion is on the right. as in figure 16. the right hand angles its cards forward as in figure 14. . The spectator has witnessed a deliberate false shuffle where apparently nothing has happened. the cardician down spreads the face down half. 15 Begin ~ lace thru shuffle. When you have the cards interlaced and telescoped rnto each other for half their distance. The halves are now again on the table. the whole face up half is flipped over face down. The right fingers now take hold of the face up portion while the left fingers take hold of the face down portion. a face down card is to be seen amongst them as in figure 16. To prove it. This face down card is partially removed. Crimp the block of six cards so that later you will not have trouble when you have to get rid of them. until the two halves are clear of each other. Second Method: This method can follow after the first rnetho d. which will dramatically reveal the face of the reversed card. This of course can be accomplished by the use of a half pass as the deck is held face up. In this case. The right hand now pushed its cards inward toward the body until the face ~own half breaks thru on the opposite side as in figure 15. 14 Fig. as the others fall face down.

Hlectedc<1. . ..pre.. rd a by Idt hand onUblt-.«"'''''••. Fig.-"---- f"c~·d""-n tldl J Fig...n". ~." it removed halrway.d rlthtl'la_nd... 18 17 l.faeeup . 22 20 ...~""" ! up packet at back side Fig. by tacedowncard in centu'o( {acellp. «'~<f'~"""".. 19 Fig.ca"d"pr"ad do""nwa. .." hce do"'" uetio" '--"-. cardssprt-ad down ..

selected card that is on the table is no~e ~OsltlOn. is made first. This card is remo Ydourequest a spectator to call out e pack is squared and still face u v. in the shuffle it is held position.e and placed face up to one side. in the buries placed per surprised Spread As this motion the left thwnb up packet can easily portion in figure flipped in the left and face must down be and as Act nal?ed. itself right at the front now turns are back up cards levered down digging finger The is cards at the back by placing along the left second deck. The the are left placed thumb face for it reaches the face up between both hands. face time card by the The the tabled to the half. of the The tabled bottom The as The the figures the end of the tabled position half card action the left is in figure face is now flipped forward onto the lower merely portion up by the left is made. to reveal up amongst 23 . card turned is spread Have face Thru-Shuffle the 14 and when face up portion selection a face down is not in evidence. of the deck. cut off and placed face down. The The left tabled cards under on the The selectee is asked a negative answer. A double c:rdsbut a~tually it goes to the top Thls half can ~ow be casually face up and dehberately placed . right remaining up half.up and placed On the face of h 1£ ak 18 secured under it. the remaining cards undercut apparently in the left hand. of the 20. c half with the selected card should be per-non [ace up and the right hand portion The halve~ are now obviously spread as shuffled as shown in figures 14 and 15 Then ~~~ia:::d~lbbon in figure 16 and the effect concluded as a{ready Third selected placed Method: and face After upon its the pack table is assembled. Upon receiving in the the left hand. c r irnp and sets the top fa h 1£ make apologies as you' re~:r':: face down. This down portion steal that is Indete ct abl e and forward selection face the hand if portion action bottom covered card.t behind on the face down porr~~ono:. face This is depicted hand further The reversed of the 15. after which it is turned onto the tabled portion as in figure 17. the hand side. The pack down on the The top half ~ec~ is cut off and spread If hIS card is in this half cards up as by the The side half. This position is only momenta I lef. hand. the face The tabled remark thwnb propelling held the packet steal forward. face down. th:t A ~~~ked. A card is of the is return it is controlled to the bottom.criITlp~d packet to be tght hand lITlmedlately cuts at the ~~o the ri~ht as in figure 18.The pack is held face up and spread as ~~ card he sees. aids left shown in this forefinger operation rests 19. loses it into thO The face up top hali is on the table. Turn the left band face down. table. looks up. You now .:::~h for the . in a s~u/n left ?~nd. face the in the left packet The is then Push- is now cut. The face up where it now covers the six rcvers~~ shown on both sides.

This will bring the selected card to the center of the face up packet. Begin the shuffle with right hand portion letting the selected card drop off right thumb Ii r s t. the left hand pushes the deck. If you were to decide to use only one method of the four. Spread the face up half to show a single reversed card. With the selected card on the bottom.rpte the halves and give each half a cut while the halves are still on the table. still in its telescoped condition. domg the whole routine will give them more trouble to reconstruct than if you do any of the single items. if you decide to use it as a routine. The two halves are now shuffled into each other. Next let some of the cards drop off the left packet. then let SOInecards drop off right thumb. if you are working for a group of cardicians. Continue by doing the Push-Thru as shown in figures 14 and 15. card selected. thi s should be it. The slight deviation of disclosure after the first two methods. 24 . then finish by shuffling normally. then by all means this should be the fi nal e. will come as a surprise Fourth Met. For the climax spread the face down half first to show it is normal. However.down cards. This card is controlled to the bottom of this packet. Begin by placing half the pack face up on the table in the table riffle position. The packet is then placed face down on the table to the right of the face tip packet. The whole deck will move over with the exception of the bottom card. From the remaining half have a. Disclose the card by use of the ribbon turnover as in figure 16. The selected card will be on the bottom and on the right as in figure 21 at this point. to the right. Keep pushing the deck to the right until the bottom card gets directly under the left or face up portion as in figure 22. Naturally. simplest and corrvincing of all. How good you make the se effects look will depend on your skill in handling a ~ack oC cards. Sepa. Telescope the cards into each other for half their distance. A case of the principle of friction working thj-uvout.hod: This method is probably the most direct.

these stamp one as pr ofes s ionak . You say: "This is the Russian Shuffle. After making some of the above shuffles.one revo lnti on after another.27. This is the well known and very common overhand shuffle used by everyone. Tell the spectators you will now show them the Jewish shuffle. then is brou~ht b~ck on to the pack. say: "The Jewish shuffle Passover. often done with the Electric or strung-together pack. 11 Jewish Shuffle. Figure 24. As the abov~ ale ight 1$ being performed. either the spring or pressure type. The shuffle in which the cards are sprung from one hand to another. Use these bits with your card tricks for the much to be desired finish they will give you. 31. Figures 29. However. You Shuffle It. This is a one hand cut where the top half of the deck pivots around third and fourth fingers. Figures 25. you say: "The Mexican shuffle .28. 30. On this you do nothing but a two handed fan as in figure 32. These bits of nonsense take a man out of the rank amateur class because everyone knows that an amateur is too nervous to do anything but give the most serious consideration to the tricks in hand ". An air of nonchalance.26. One card rusbtu' after another. IT Fancy Shuffle. This is the usual riffle or dove-tail shuffle. 11 Mexican Shuffle. and to sprinkle tt wi th a httle spice in the way of gags. Army or Rifle Shuffle. to the beginning and end of their little repertoire. but for the gag you say: "This is the old army shuffle _ the RIFLE shuffle . II Russian Shuffle. We refer you to the illustrations. Say the last word as the lower portion of the deck is passing over and on to the top of the pack. But for a laugh you say very seriously: "Here is a shuffle I invented but a lot of people are using it nowadays. it is done slowly as you explain that it is the Fan-cy shuffle. Do the Charlier One Hand Cut as shown in the illustrations and as you do it slowly.get it?" Overhand Shuffle. Figure 23. a care-free attitude.CHAPTER TWO SENSE AND NONSENSE WITH CARDS (FroITl the Ireland 1944 Yearbook) Ever~one who learns a few card tricks wishes to add some pretty or funny ~ou~lshes. you say that you have shuffled them enough now and wish someone else would demonstrate 25 .

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count 2. out as the you bottom say: half of the pack. the left forefinger kicks hand Small make (local Cicero.. to the magic cl. face down. give the deck to someone. lights. each one in your off a card to the at a time you count .2. Inste~d The left hand at the same time drops If the moves are even fairly well done. ~ t~eir nght card ~lll~ It. With the deck hand to apparently off by the ends.••• Town a series joke the Shuffle. s ix Hold the 4 letall the a gag its them left trick working. Hurts.30~ in your left hand. the he front chooses. table On the of Hve .. With show complete hand.~ . is a good The pack. 11 Cicero) You know. reach over with the only take the top to the side with the one card "Shuffle skill. A Marlo repeat bers the right ting that doeantt Gag.are and ask you squeeze ready the to have to insert pack a card his selected. Cut I (ty? Fig. As he r eache sjc do so. with About pack he does. held in the left hand. follow up after the above item. Thanks! This Give it to the spectator and say: to find he only holds one card. "Hurts.e rest seem . th. card you I incorrigible?" for your hand as you magicians Begin version about count.ub memt r ick. finger on Riffle a spectator at any time s. of the deck. take . town) of clumsy shuffle. is advanced toward the person with the request that the person cut the deck." In this cuts the cards are at the you laid can against time: say the chest as you .. He WIll be most surprised Em. cemetery it? of the When it? This and will deck pick fall saying same "This is the (In Chicago. 27 by the who are by stating of the a foot ends six above as familiar repeat the with the card table. This portion is caught in the right "Thanks. . Aren1t is doesn't end now yo·oJ.~ying: together it.3.to be the entire pack.

28 . Have a lazy tongs in the hand and for a magician's or layman's gag." You offer them the fan. Figures JJ and 34. but at the time they reach they are stopped by the tongs offering the card as in fi- gure 35. say forcibly: "Take ANY card. Snap the last card.~ pack is let go. someone and say as before some Take Any Card. As you say five. this complete It hits the table with a thud and anyone who knows the Six is in for 11 is six. deck except the bottom one. Repeat Card Trick drop it: "And one a belly laugh. You better try this gag on ot your brethren beat you to it.

is that you thoro To prove the cards well mixed. up the pack. the spectators now states that he will deal hims ~£ further sh~fle~ and cut. they de c ide on. thirty by a Kmg. of the twenty cards. place two cards remaining opposite case and bottom. thorough After mixin this the g of: shuffle a pack such of cards. the The strippers cards are being placed removing table the and is very case. You you further further they will for. automatically merely fall pass into depends you need into two the the on which do nothing fourth from hand. done cards for them to the the now deal cards ready yourself of the cut.e of Whether. the hands Kings deck cards fou rth of the al s 0 will In case Queens be named.C~~e~n: ~t. when are to the top. in which The placed in the After for This Riffle hold cards calling the top. into On the cards thirty all are two set from because the a cut.!'}up and particular cardse a~lgh cards The performer handed game. 29 . ~otted a King. on the table of twenty in readiness cards. as Jacks. you turn the ughly attention Queens. so on thru When you are finished you will have the strippers must be all one way. to the audience. the them rs two. or Jacks shuffling manipulation ask you for aces. they fall the King.THE Oreland SUI IS PPER 1947 COMBINE Yearbook) The effect. the the pack stack the examination statement withThis face to the up. only mtxtug the bottom portion of the strippe cut. in your irrd iffe r e nt card. fac. Jack. The ace-King set is placed atop the Jack Queen set. of a kind deal bottom the four In case they the name. is called Kings and to the Aces.gs card. wh'ich As the title ternated T~e last ace implies. stack. ThIS IS the first set-of cards. another indifferent :t1'ce ala ee penc~l on the show when the g~ards' :~lg~2~0~~read. etc. twenty to the you the riffle easily are cards shuffle. edge then' an so it will a~e. of twenty place of thirty it in readiness a regular attention give are will you strip by the cards. Repeat the for the placed cards that on the in the date. of the strip-out four cards aces. will first followed simulates s huffke . Jack. The eeccnc set is arranged p om. then Undercut stack In this table. C'ue e n. followed Queens. Kings. the top the cardician deck deals is used it t~~~~el~O 'I'h a matter . the IS stripper first fran: down. Kings. However. onto Then the and deal a King followed the on to this whole set indifferent of aces. Take the remainder of the deck from which deal one card ~ac~ up on the table. another card stack Jacks. that out Your Should aces called when pack. four Queens or [cure the ChOlc:. want four aces. then which after thorough to deal either pack. four but the hand. the cut separating Square out all remaining turn After bring making Queens the two portions. by an Ace. the audience is to mak e four ~f a kmd In a four four Kings.

he name you and if they Kings. For those who can tnake a set and Jack-Queen set be and cuts. in the I have Stripper used s. which giving you the same thirty two card stack. back above for you hands. In to create ~wo o~ the which case impression desired cards. after their it is mereor vice versa. p r efe r this for even of the up the up and show. witnessed King left the right hand rous ace. leave the set on top of the pack. This rnethod. de. deals. will deal the from r of control them deal the ask if they to change case. The deal will now net you four Jacks. on top of the by a Faro shuffle. make the pass under the penciled card to bring . give it one F'a ro shuffle. them be casual particular attention You apparently A few rnixed shuffles aces cuts and should Kings. you deal When will four the choice.ro utine and into with hand. card words. seconds you card then deal deal first on every Kings. the who have in the by doing nc. deal. I would suggest that the ace-King placed on top as they are. second r two the using into the cards game. fo r every back. Then after the shuffles sets to the top. However. for state has the that deal. to the In this ly a matter of switching second fair 30 . as above.it to the bottom. to it. on top being fanned the action faces King. the rn ad.e his just desire manner.yOU spread the cards locate the pencil marked cards. into off the dealt of four a greater of a complete in a lour is held The key You card r-ound handed WhICh WIn give as you deal hand. however. Should get the sets handed When aces. completing up while so they place fan the them up ace. After faces Kings etc. A few false shuffles and cuts followed as in the previous cards. ready youryou regular to cards deal spectator aces. I mypossible about three continuous rHfle a s it makes do not wish to use a stripper pack due to the fad that it can- not stand inspection. Deal a regular four handed game to get the Queens. you ~eal. At ~me8. I suggest using the two pack. the kings so that alternate.King. Method: which Begin seems the On occasions. shuffles For those Faro shuffle. Follow distrihute self either proceed handed me. then proceed cannot show the faces of the you Impromptu following Combine.almg minda. I two of the others. second In other top. fourth. the and alte rnattng pack. card spot. For the Jacks you locate the pencil marked card and make the pass one card above it to bring the marked card.rely would deal actly by a Faro the the in this game aces you the shuffle for or which a four Kings. numbe cards. . then placed them into the pack. of four game. to satisfy anyone pick picked will routine.ne aces . repeat doing the two a second ex- a card is held the third fairly number over wish throughout. many will In this instance. no but reversed Now weave cards should false aces ace. second from the top. which bring the will alternate the two sets self p r-efe e this before who method the cut. are the indexes After of the called demonstration. cards. a quick those sets.

However. 4.e top ca:d o!a~!S P. after spectators name which four they want.. If four sevens are called. you deal seconds on every second card while the eight would call for a second on every third card. repea~ed fo~r times is the first set of 16 cards.You can set up a whole deck so that 0 aces up to Kings. the aces falling automatically into the fourth hand. A. Bring the noted cards to the top of the respective packs by glvmg each a casual shuffle. and note how far down it is. 'I'his 15 your ey . merely cut off as many cards off bottom to bring that particular four to fall automatically. they match the cards that are thought of. DOUBLE THOUGHT 52 Amazing Card Tricks by Rufus Steele. This material. So here is Paying no attention to suits. you need only start to deal second on the first card of every round of four. Kings. K. th. tho a little involved. 4 depending on which four ~mong that.of. In case spectators name the deuces you must deal those off the bottom. 3. 9. I find fO~ur~~~i eal any {our. You need not remember anything either. you can deal by a system of sec:nd dca. For those who do not care about the extra effort. The deuces are the only cards which a to the bottom ~s they do not fit in with any of the others. The key numbers for each set will be 1. let us take the fi r at set winch is 7.dA. 2. A repeated four times. This automatically gives you the second dealing key number. may appeal to the more serious student. They remove their cards from a deck and place them face up on the table. In the case of the Kings.lfng alone. Offer a free choice of either pack. as all you have to do is lift the top four cards. or as in the previous deal. 10 repeated four times. Queens. It will now be possible to deal any four of those without even cutting the cards. Method. . anyone of the four sets there as each card of like value is separated by four cards which guards against it being thrown off in a second deal. with permission) (Reprinted from Effect: Two spectators each think of a card. Use a red and blue backed deck. Q. K. When the face down cards are turned over. before each card is removed. it may take to remember how to deal. Note the bottom c~~d of each. yet there may be sam h p cal purposes It 1S not worth the the set up. Nex~P5~1 t~lS~ 7~eK. As an example. J~ P four ttrne s 1S the next set of 16 cards. 48 of the cards are set 'k . One can readil gsee that .a~. The final set of atxteen cards are 3. e w a want to play with it as I did. and Jacks in the following order: J. However. set you are called upon to deal.a kind from the d setup. Suppose that the red pack is chosen and that. 8. the performer takes a card from another deck and lays it face down on the table.by cutttng to any set of 16 cards.~:ki:p known to you to be the ten of diamon~~. may I suggest they try setting up the aces.

The cards lie on the table in this position: 2D 5 S Turn to the first spectator and ask him to remove his card. bc-. the ten of di arn onds . Say: "Keep thinking of your card. .. Face down blue • • . I want someone else to think of a card.tors." While you are talking. overlapping it to the right. I shall remove a card from this blue deck. The result of this way of selecti~g a card is that the card looked at now lies above your key card. Grasp your cards and turn them over without separating them. even to the point of overlapping e Ip of your right forefinger on the. " 2D 5S 5S 2D Recapitulate what has happened. I shall remove a card from my blue pack. but don't let me know what it is yet.ant the spectato~ to select a card from this pack." Take the red pack from the spectator and deliberately spread it face up and invite a second spectator to assist you.. but irnrned ia t-y. • . you will show what cards you laid do~. .the other pack and demonstrate how yoU':. You remove the two of diamonds and. • .red 55 32 . Th~ spe. asserting that you placed a card face down Onthe table for each spectator before he thought of a card. move a bunch of cards from the center of hi s red . We shall assume that it is the two of diamonds. The card is laid face up on the table. place it on top of your first blue card so that it overlaps halfway to the right. With the second finger and thumb of the right hand. Let us assume that it is the five of spades. Altho apparently removing the blue card relating to the second spectator. pull out the center portion of th~ pack. The first spectator then removes his card and lays it face up on the other spe ctatori e card. Now that everyone can see what ca rda they thought of. note the bottom card of the portion. too. However. Now ask the second spectator to push out the card he is thinking of. The two pairs of cards now lie on the table in this fashion: rl Face up red . Place th ti e pecta. you really remove the five of spades from your blue pack. Now the two pairs on the table appear thus: Face up red. being careful not to show its face. look for the ten of diamonds in the spread and note the card to the left of it. Place it face downon the table.ctator is to r-e. Ly add: "Befoze you take out the card you are thinking of. Say: "1 want you to think of any card you wish. • • • • • • • 2D 5S Your cards appear to match~~cesup blue •••••••• 2D 5S the same way. Hold the pack face down In the left hand w ifh the fingers and thumb at the sides of the pack.deck 10 tins fashion. then drop the po r-t ion onto the pack and square the cards. fore you think of one of the cards. This is the card the first spectator selected. revolving them to the right.

then pushes the card off to the right. counts off 25 cards. In so doing.and t?e tip or your l'ight thumb on the bl the rIght a few inches: ue 58 and draw these two cards to 2D 2D 55 55 This manner of showing off the matched . He tells the spectator that he is going to have five poker hands dealt and asku him to deal off 25 cards. along with a pencil. where it is seized by the righ~ second finger _ in other words. The spectator cuts the cards and after the completion o. a bottom deal. As the right hand is withdrawn. he takes out the pencil and writes the prediction.fi ve poker hands.fthe c. he deals . the performer p chon. The prediction is then read: "You will deal five poker hands and give yourself the four aces. This is done by means of a sleight which might be called "The Bottom Deal Count". the card is transferred to be gripped between the right forefinger and thumb. seem to have done sink in befor e ou r cards perrnrte t~e effect of what you decks. However. the left third finger presses downwar d on the bottom card of the left hand packet {an ace) causing H to buckle a little. When the cards have been dealt.) ~~fi~:::aA :::ict~tor shuffles the deck. After the count has been verified. It is a combination of the Erdnase bottom deal and the standard false count. face down on the table. The right hand moves over to the left each time to take a card and seizes it with the right second linger under the face of the card. In performance. While the spectator is shuffling the deck. At ten.ut. y ep'lace the cards In their respective POKER PREDICTION AND A PRINCIPLE (Reprinted from Rosini's Magical Gems (Steele) with permission. counting aloud. the performer has the four aces in his pocket. He asks the spectator to cut the cards and reaches out and completes the cut. While he is doing this. the cards are held in the left hand in the usual "mechanic's grip" and thumbed off to the right hand. Then he returns the pencil to his pocket and palms the ace s . the performer picks them up and counts them from the left hand into the right without reversing their order. Method: At the beginning ot the trick. adding the aces to the top of the deck. for this purpose." The spectator turns over his own hand and finds this to be the case. the cards h~ld an the right hand cover the movement of the left third finger (the weak point of 33 . The count is legitimate up to the count of ten. he sets the four aces in position for the subsequent deal.

20 to set and told This thc aces. Ia r false count docs.the bottom deal as such). altho no card is taken from the top of the left packet. 15 and the count. the combination of sound and movement creates the illusion that one is taken. it is absolutely necessary to perfect the action to the point where there is 110 intcrruption in the regular rhythm of the count. the spectator is handed back the cards hands from left to right. just as the r eg u-. After to deal five poker contains one odd hand . The Bottom Deal COWlt is executed at la. and the stealing of the card. As in all false Counts. the last hand to be his. card and the four aces. At the same t ime .

of the left around loosened. over the top Change.nd is left on top of deck. second airnrl a r to the held in right right corner. the bottom eXChanged for of the deck. at the bottom it is now ready 35 . in its To make hand favor for the is the fact the change. but a very effective change which gives all the advantages of a bottom change. card the card in this held case in the right the card hand is exchanged in the right card being ha. of the pack.. 1950) for that card classic "Every- is a sleight which I evolved especially where and Nowhere". howevc'r.CHAPTER THREE BOTTOP (Reprinted This CHANGE from The Linking Ring. it to hide corner. third Erdnase Deal Card finger to be changed between and first the ready Once face of the card the held regular bottom in right Erdnase card hand. The title for the sleight was suggested by Bert Fenn to Whom I had shown the move . gets the as by making the card bottom the fingers 1. the original A big point pack illusive. without the disadvantages. As you display bottom using curl thus in figure card the 37. the left hand deal move. change." In both for the top top and bottoJTl card changes. h~d b ei n g fingertip the to shove projecting for out to the right The card diagonally is in this position. the change. Bo'ttom thumb that the top card pack need not be pu sh ed off the the change hand is more is in a position tips at inner in readiness and because hold the as in figure and of this. in the left 36. e. April. To quote Bert: "This is neither fish nor fowl.

at this stage. This On top of deck. to spectators. on bottom. at the same time the right fingers drop so that they come in Contact with the bottom card. REFLECTION The following it you will Have deck give Again break th~ thad fanned three at the of the deck. The bottom card will be left between the thumb and Ii r st and second fingers. for by exerting a slight upward pressure with right first and second fingers. over the to square top up The above change change of allowing the card after the is fast and noiseless continuous changes. of the at break selected selection of its three up the packet cards left Cut Change. deck that fi n. will one show deck card break. will be on top of the deck still shoving top card into place while the right Cingers will be on bottom against bottom card in readiness to take it as in figure 38. cut off portion second card go thru for the tbumb of! the need cards but break but effect is one that cards. action third in pack. keep still a on top of the to bring with Ruffle over front the you replaced them Cut the between the the first being break maintain unknown and have of card at this Again the impression replaced. leave the card in right hand. Now in squaring 3 c ds fanned readiness (or finger break off in little under them. to center Cut the Replace pack and card. squarely on top of the deck. change as you do when and has the advantage Also you do not have using a bottom change. at replaced. At this stage you are set as if you were to do a bottom deal. left sboves over the top two is placed packet as of them. point. which is the way the first card was held so that no apparent change in position is noticed. ruffling in having selected thus of squaring time.. so little slightly to have the cards For two blank selected. lost and time the use of the deck both left the first end third have Bottop and blank little front cut one finger. 39 . the bottom card will come away as the left hand moves forward.Using the regular gestures or motions peculiar to your own style in doing the top or bottom changes. 36 Fig. The right thumb. cards selection in figure 39.

When spectator names card. It. Holding the blank card face down as if it were still the last spectato r ' s card. d Aces are in glasses. Wit? a blank card on top of deck. do a double lift showing indifferent card. do 80 now.ardsto the bottom: a blank card wlll be at top of deck and a blank card fourth from the bottom. saymg: "We will use this --. Three Effect: Four aces and four glasses are us. 18 01 Turn to first spectator and as you ask for the name of his card do the Bottop Change.of --. The aces now vanish from the three g as ees an a 37 . A magic iante reaction. merely cut the cards at : t-eak." Here take top card (b~an~)and shake with right hand. PLATFORM ACES (Reprinted from the Linking Ring). thia a good card. Ask second spectator to name his card as you do another Bottop Change. This brings the three selected <:. yet you are getting succeeding . finally changing this third selection for the blank card now at bottom by the Bottop Change.to locate the selected cards. Therefore he wtlI be completely baffled as to method used unless he is as clever as you and has read the Linking Ring. It uses an ordinary pack of card~. will be one of puzzlement because the Bottop Change in act-ion looks like a top change. turn over slowly and show it to spectator. lf not.set up a ~ery showy. cards are placed with three of the acet ne nd sserrrble with the lone ace. Shake the card as before.to.lS easy." As you say the last few words.a mere reflection of your cards on this blank card. "Yes. turn the card in your hand to show a blank card as when you started.~er ge1tsa:reak under these three selected cards as the right hand portion ~. if yOU are interested. It will reflect your cards. finally showing that it is blank. Repeat the same procedure as above for the last spectator. This presentation of an ace effect was one that I had ~ne time designed ~:r is latform use. of course." Replace card on top of deck. The above routine will go very well for a lay audience. The c~rds are now again ruffled at th b Y do a pass. say: "I will cause a picture of your card to appear on this blank card. • f the lone aces is set aside. a thing impossible with the ordinary top change. Because of its utter simplicity it 1Squite myshfY1ng. say: "This. saying: '1We shake the card to cause the first picture to disappear and the new one to take its place ~ like this. "First we shake off the spots.o:~Pe:~~ ~nt~ut~:~eft hand packet. changes. has all been an optical illusion ." Again slowly turn the card to show the card as second selection. "Sneke card with right hand.

Remove four cards from a pack and place them back outward. Assuming that you are setting up youl:" show and there are a few busy-bodies looking ypur way. Hold the seven cards sq ua r ed with faces toward you. of create a logical on [ace glass by removing Then the ace from glass on all right say: ace ing the Spades. experiment. one in each of four glasses. the of the the Four audience Aces. Thumb off the aces of Spades and grasp it with right hand at top edge with right thumb on face thumb of card and four fingers at the back. and fingers the so that audience. However. it is bowed to potential Do this the next two is you go about aces setting are up the in their rest of your the show. Now take the aces. the four aces plus three extra cards at the back. This you place in the fourth glass e» one card. and with thus The fits card into is pressthe aces glass. out of these turn glasses let me each and present are it is all about. Hearts. the AC out of the you fingers "This and and substitute excuse thumb ace the at back. the ace of Spades being at the face of the pack. with sides. Di a rno nd s .You will need foul' glasses and a pack of cards. Clubs 01'del'. glass so in figure glasses You must cards for the aces To do this. and ed between back outward glasses. off the face of the pack." glass is empty except ace Remove next (diamonds) by placing of Spades in front J e a r d s bt'nind 3B . The fourth and last ace. you address sticking ladies and you 40. for i ndiffe rent the show. here is what they would appa r e nt l y see you do. the Club ace. When you are ready to present audience in the following manner: "You probably wondering what have noticed these cards Well. Thus Jn your hand you will have seven cards. to you that the problem the aces face now get them. plus 3 indifferent cards. During backs your toward performthe audthe the four respective glasses. will have three cards back of it. gentlemen." as As say this. all of which may be borrowed. 'I'hi s setup is now left as while ance. what you really do is locate the four aces and bring them to the face of pack in Spades. ience.

~ipped. Next deal three cards off pack and place them with the card in the first glass. However the fourth glass you set aside. After the aces are removed in this manner. The reason we use the ace of Spades 1S because it is the major ace or leader of the aces. what two aces does that leave me?" No matter what the reply is. take off the top card and without showing it. the three indifferent cards will be the topmost cards. Therefore the resu~. turn them face down. re-insert it into the glass calling it the ace of Clubs. d. Hearts and Spades. The object of course will be to make the three aces vanish one ~t a time and join the ace of Spades. spread two aces and show the ace of Hearts and Spades." Continue by placing another card into second glass saying: "If I place the e ce of Diamonds in the glass. Snap this card with right forefinger and say: "Ace of Spades. Then to more or l es s prove that you have placed the ace of Clubs into the glass. ~he th~mb and right fingers are at the points marked PU~l:~:wt:. Hold them face down. Do this for the second and third glass. saying: ItWe will deal three cards on to each ace except the ace of Spades. 41 Detail of Figure 41 ~he AACe Spades is outside the glass. Turn face down and deal top card into third glass. Square up the cards. the other three glasses contain indifferent cards." Turn ace of Spades face down and right fingers place it in fourth glass. in front of bO~ e ce elng removed from the glass. " Remove the four cards from glass one. In this manner you have now four a ces altogether in one glass. you turn the cards face up. The aces are shown to audience by spreading them out but keeping the last four cards squared.. The audience believe each glass contains one ace.Fig. both cards are of it so that right thumb clips Diamond ace at back while fingers press in front of the two aces as in figure 41.ts should be quite satisfactory as the cards have a tendency to follow then leaders. fan out three aces only and say: "That leaves us the ace of Diamonds.of~~~~heT:~Ss.eal off ~e top three cards and stand them up against the glass from your nght to t e 39 . The last four cards are now held as one at left fingertips with ace of Spades facing audience.

the supposed ace. however. Snap the last card. you would place the third indifferent card in the fourth glass. Clubs. Take the four aces as one card. place it in third glass. Comments: There may be those who would prefer to get the aces in the third glass so that they may force this glass later by the usual between one and four number.fter showing the two remaining aces. Place it a longs i de the other three cards supported by the glass. The left hand holding them face down. Repeat this with the other two glasses. but do so immediately you start to remove the four cards. Then snapping the apparent last ace. Now take the cards from the fourth gl aes . do not pull them out looking like one card and then spr-ead them. 42 audience view or lInal c lirna x left. The cards are held high between the first and second fingers and thumb of left hand so the face ace is fairly 40 . I suggest that a. Hearts and Spades. and deals it face up in front of the gla se followed by the Diamonds. the packet is squared and then holding it faces toward yourself. it is placed in the third glass. However after the pickup. faces toward the audience. you WIll have from top to face three aces. Again for those who may not like the idea of so skipping the rotation of the glasses. with the right hand.Pig. Snap the last card. you hold the cards in the left hand. the right hand takes the first ace. (This is so the index of each card will be properly exposed to the audience as in figure 42. which shows the trick in its climax). a single indifferent card. A much easier proce~ure is to pick them out as in figure 43. turn it over. get a little finger break between the four ece e and the last card. In tms case. The third glass may now be forced and the patter changed to "we will put aside the glass with the chosen ace." Figure 41 shows how the aces are picked out of each glass. In other words. In order to bring the three indifferent cards to the top. three indilferent cards and an a ce . face to audience to show it is no longer the ace. Transfer the fan of four to the left hand. in the fourth glass. be sure to spread them quickly as you prl I them out. The climax is pictured in figure 42.

just before dealing the four cards on three of the ace'S. Another version that may appeal to some who have no objections to duplicates is to have three additional aces. from the glass. Diamonds and 41 . in back of fo~ ~~eo~~~~g t:~m:.r aces at the start. Having seen the backs and then the faces would convince the audience of the fairness of the cards. The which as held m the right hand.Detail of Figure 43 ~ight fingers are a~ X. i it at lower right ccrner between the right hand. Your procedure from here on can follow the original pattern.s - Now. Hearts. the glasses would be turned to actually show the aces. For those who have an aversion to duplicates but would still like to show the aces previous to vanishing them. after the above maneuvers. In this case the same procedure would be gone thru. Place the cards together again but make sure that the three single aces go in front of the other ace. But I would suggest they put four cards on each supposed ace as the count is then much better from five to four rather than from four to three. thhe Ace of. Those of a logical turn of mind can argue that if an ace is supposed to have left one of the glasses there should be one card less than originally. Same Fig. and Diamonds. have from face to back red aces.an second fingers and thumb of VerSlng the order. The aces then can be vanished one at a time by the Stanley Collin's move or the buckle count. d Deal off the top ace and take r s .isi~le. Deal the next ace not reace.casually take the four cards as one ace with left fingers while the right retains the three single aces and remark: "Four aces". and three indifferent cards. 43 . . Right thumb is at X Tu11 the cards UP out of the glass. alongside the first nal:y t~e four . At the same time turn hath hands to apparently show back and front of aces.cards as one ace. two black aces. we suggest they use the threes of Clubs. Uae of the buckle count explained in OFF THE TOP will insure two cards staying in alignment when dealing them against the glasses. However.Spades is behind glass. The three threes naturally back the fou. the three of Hearts. Therefore these persons may resort to the false count to show four cards as three after the supposed disappearance of an ace.. the third ace the same way fi cards thus form a ian of our ac. In returning them to the glasses. If your setup of aces has been the same as that outlined in the beginning you will.:sd.

an ace. 50 Hearts that later The Diamonds three mirl"or are placed the glasses in the back have third gla e s back be toward outward in turning it around of these a card. Four cards are four cards must ample. count. audience an ace. The 3 of Diamonds is pushed in between four cards enough to cover the lower pip. placed on each of the threes. side the of the five into The three of the is pushed center so that to cover it. pip is covered the upper by upper pip. Both indexes are visible. Index made visible. cards the top card. and If you doubt At a certain distance. taken you wish aa s o r ted so that no buckle realize that count I do not in by the anyone a magician he had been method mirror easily points ones u se s no sleights glasses. This four card These be the vanish. two the are lower are ap- placed Previous parently on each pip. cone ide r-abl e distance the index the index: the use ace but in front of a mi r row. will can covering only illusion a greater cannot see you of it being where enough try be able it is not so on a platform quickly my will great. other 42 . mirror for is glasses It should clean not but makes must fall in and The use rest of duplicates enough at the glasses to take and a be wide buckling. aJ:'e purposely rather risky does while forefinger to create range. The right forefinger covers the upper pip. you now cards would In case be used. should necessary mirror working. raised Notice corner dexes While that guish while and that to vanishing. The not contain a suit or color of that particular card. face four pip. For excards placed on the Diamond and Heart should be black cards on the three of Clubs cards the is pushed covers ace as are should fanned of the in just the upper be red. not be very do the buckle To make you may think three. there to realize it yourself to distinis left infar down. removable. 44. need not word. bottom. and mirror Preparation: mirror cards will of Clubs. enough right forefinger given Now both hands a flash the card in figure the is lower is at angle the exposed at close and not this denote distance the so that of cards. The an ace. the four while those Detail of Figure 44. without are where The any the ace The whatsoever.r Clubs are placed therein. audience.

As the glasses are turned around. For:~s~~~e t~ audl~nce.. Ditto the two remaining back part of glass firsta~~r . .promptu version ft r s t ve r s ion FIFTY (From Effect: effect him. The audience will see three aces and one ace on other side m:ki~utf art reality the third glass has glasses have each an indifferent card .s you handle 0 1 owed by the by taking remaining out the ace three. is gone.Fl flY the Sph i nx Magazine.hem face outward in the ~i::s!sandr:h~wing each one back and front. patters to the The that cardician. No need to use n Iai e s in ront part of first glass and show ace glasses. 1949) a pack spectator of cards has in his hands. ~ Begm by removing the four aces 1 ?lacing t. in each la seem to be empty.back they .: e aces. subject The names ca r dictan He has a choice spreads the correct of either the pack red and between shows black that or black between the he has outguessed spectator. e ce r 0 can also be us d . The fourth m i a y ~ ee count at all. "I two have You. but have The secret cannot is very that possibly it is the setup opening I am lines which give the impression a fifty-fifty chance about you to gw of ~eahng ~ou. e yOU is 43 . The red. black you matter an ace sir. g our. i. The the combination! simple they fail. ~he remaining three four cards on each supposed ace. Secret: audience However. m the thad mirror glass. but explained. of one the or color ace reversed to appear between between to beat that you make two aces ace two me: red howquote of the ones. for double raced to swi tcb ordmary ace s placed i.audience so aces on top 18 alongside.n each f th . wh i c h WIth a:l IS sorts o.f methods perform the im. en gf a . ever you altho have privilege a fifty-fifty combination carefully already of choosing chance I have before a red to appear between can am sure really 11 a black the readily I that see. e ace wil l show but now it is a double faced ace The the usual pattern. f thad rru r r-or glass on audience. Turn the Iae ee e an t forget to plac: ace of Spades the backs of what they think are the agee ~ound. My temperament only demands that I play ar~und. The .ake the your choice of routine. Place three or Now merely remove the four ca d . I have influenced you psycho- logically. ones. in the J The mirror glasses glass back outward naturally th fa . will you have name because Now think I will of a hundred doesn't to one! a choice.n bis next holding feat the a fifty-fifty chance to outguess cardician opposite As so odds it you says~ color. • outi ne can can now follow You t. A pack ofgca::~ w~~ef~~arsses face the. outward as the aces.

hand between ace from of the Over should {ace to reversed they name right the On then the other hold hand. . . for a moment. to be between above. with from ge r-a pull cards bottom 44 toward .. the cards same in your the turn like are left cards.done ~hen you turn around or by holding the cards unde~ a t. to repeat For those ish case.. pack.. black ace face up. to figure Remember the for the fol l ow ing brethren are until procedure but the for will laymen. Many of however. Do it only once. red ace the Excuse yourself aces as in figure .. It is p~r~ fectly logical as you are supposedly art'anging the ccmb inatton they a r-e flnally going to select. Turn the it face If they face over the down in the left name a the as spread arranged. left left up in this you merely black ace. then spread procedure. deck while two the the the pack. . spectator should face you second to be between thern two black the pack up and up to the second to show face a red ace..2")J :t Fig. Arrange ace face down. 45 :~ face down. you a red therefore holding ace you them between reach to show it Iorl owi ng the case. this down Turn is the to show this card All you need do is spread cards two face up red aces with one face over to show it the black ace. reason far as the second black ace is so that you ace which is below the second black ace. up black your turn hold spiel. do not expose call for a black ace to between two card red. or peel the up. deliver ones.~ • • 45.. li the)' ideal should condition. of the Pay deck no this is square and immaterial. cards card turn only red ace showing and red backs up . find the four aces. seems you face blacks. .able. to repeat fanned hand into the face and the effect. in a face •t center up deck. you do it. Place aces the four aces into the with black attention With cards hand. you fin . 4:::t": . . who would this. not they will have quite a time trying tbe effect. the down go only reversed between Naturally. two the a red red. the between why then face them. down your brother magi will imagine they have the secretaiter it out. until accompl In this are This is not recommended As sumtng they right card a black hand up both want times. The red turn around... up the pack.. . ace. black aces to suit thus toward ace order face as up. second ace..

Should they again name a red between two blacks you proceed as before but should they say a black to be between reds. repetition." In reality. This will be the red one. At this point split the pack then turn over the cards the left hand to that the face up black ace is between :hchandhn. which makes it wise to do the trick only once.you reach the s?cond reversed card.eption of one between the black aces. Turning t hern ~ah:er:P:r! :: ::plicates. all you do is locate the first black ace and get a break below it again. the following handling will bear a. It employs \\ magic. respectively on Secret: Place the Jack of lam the remaining ten court cards. no trick moves . For the more skillful cardician.am~ndsand Queen of deck and states he will now extract t:e ~ack of two cards are seen to cling Hearts from the pack.g but rn cardic~an might. Turn around again. 1949) Efiect: Twelve cou-rt ca-rds shown and counted. you keep on Ianning but you shove over a bunch of cards as you reach the second black ace so that the second reversed card will be hidden. saying: "1 will give you another chance to beat me. tvctop and bottom of the deck. At this point. Di. The cardlclan cau~es the Jack of ~he s ectator upon k Queen of l:"!earts to leave and go back Into the de. then fan fairly which will show two reversed cards with a black ace between them. the first black ace you reach as you fan the cards face up from the left to the right. 'hat I think is a new false count in card a trick of the tongue. At this point. you shove over a bunch of cards which will conceal the first black ace. finds he now has only ten. This effect. Always get this break then proceed thus: 1£ they call a red to appear between the black ones. you release the break and fan the cards until you reach the second black ace.the slightlayn<an two ~ace down red aces. T~a%oa:des g:~~~~: a spectator to hold. Remove 45 ~r: . When your arrangement is made hold a break below the first face up ace. i . This will make it appear that the cards are all face up with the exc. with ~ little ~sychological patter. but monds and Queen of Hearts.x Magazine. A layman will not notice discrepancy rn a In even a would nott ce t~at aornetirn aa the pack is spread face up and other times face down. and yet is not a sleight! O' onds and Queen of Hearts. Turn the cards over to show the two reds. FLIGHT OF THE KNAVe AND QUeEN (Sphin. will go a long way toward impressing your audieuce WIth power of mind over mind. e. then you fan the cards until you almost reach the break. Tossing the ec h away~ seen to be the Jack of Diato his fingers.showthe first rnethod.h~ cardicfan picks up the counting his cards.

and have him shuffle. Hold this for a while and say: "Jack of Diamonds and Queen of Hearts" and toss them face up on the table. Here you state that you will now remove the Jack of Diamonds and the Queen of Hearts from the pack into which you placed them. then cut them.wayimmediately. As you take the Jack of Hearts. my friends. 1111 leave it to Paul Stadelman to tell you how deceptive this count really is. you point at co un t s five and nine. the next one is taken unde r it. The effect Ie that the Acevdeucevth ree of Spades 46 . as you take each card face up. Itt s a trick of the tongue. and is done openly. Have him count his cards to find only ten. However. five . eight. three. It is important that you name the card you point to before proceeding with the six or ten count. If you merely point and then count. Still I feel there may be some who do not know it. Pick up the deck and hold with the thumb on top and the forefinger on bottom. remember. then repeat the names of the cards. while the Queen of Diamonds will be eighth from the bottom or face of the packet. Once tbe false count is over. You are merely getting ready to show an effect. is the mystery of the Flight Of The King and Queen !11 PENETRATION (Sphinx Magazine. Do this in pantomime. and then hold them between his hands. What you have done is brazenly counted a card twice at two points. without trying to hide anything. Now merely give the pack a quick jerk forward and back when all the cards will go except the top and bottom cards which will cling to the fingers. as I have said. Right here. You again point and say: "The Queen of Diamonds". then pick them up and say six and ten. Therefore." Square the packet and hold the faces up. 1948) I got the idea for this effect one night while fooling around with Dai Ve r-nont. Give the apparent twelve cards to a spectator. "And there. as you say five.s Ace-T~o~Three effect. Now this is important. All this is arranged with the faces of the cards towards you. casually. which will be the Queen of Diamonds. You are going to remove the Jack of Diamonds and Queen of Hearts and place them back in the deck. you count six! Continue with seven. fan the ten court cards. Now start to count one-two. This is so he will be receptive to the next lingual trick. you start counting ten! Follow by eleven and twelve.range the picture cards so that the Jack of Hearts will be fifth from the bottom or face of the packet.eeded in getting around. Tell him you will remove two cards from among the ten but not any two cards. do not take the card but point to it and follow the voicing of five by saying the Jack of Hearts. then on to nine. you will give it <'.. four. faces toward the audience and say: TIl have here the twelve picture cards which I have removed from the deck. It has succ. It is the idea of twelve court cards plus timing and rhythm that does it. With the cards thus arranged. I have tried to keep it a secret a long time. the trick is practically done. Then as you take the Queen of Diamonds.

1 have also applied the idea to four aces. between thumb and Ior efinger of right hand. deuce and trey on top of oacka l~(t: .the ace of Spades shows first as you flip it face up on top of the pa c as 'rn hgurc 46 s~ it jogs inward.~:~:t~k.oos:. Tap. one of each SU1. Deal the top three cards Er orn right to left.t. the ace. Another double lift to show the sec~nd ace let us say hearts. . let us say clubs. 'This procedure 1Srep:ated twa ce Y ThE'audience is led to believe that the face up cards des1gn~te the .on of the acos . It will be the two of Spades. YO\1 now tu r n down ~he ace of clubs and apparently deal it face down under the club card but the mdifferent top card is dealt instead. face up. At this stage the audience believes the ace-twa-three are on the table i-norder.. showing the first ace. Pick up the next face down. The spectator is also handed four cards. The spectator is requested to place the card of the club suit. unknownto audience. This t irne you command the deuce to travel to the bottom. with tabled card under it. The situation in reality is as in figure 4. into center of deck. With these two lever up the third card the three of'spades and take it also onto the two cards {realty three} 'in . Flip the three cards (really fou-r) face down on the deck after first making sure they realize that the ace two and three are in order. The spectator places a heart card. Deal it face up with the others when it will seem you have accomplished a miracle of penetration.he -right Honers so t~at they show all indexes as in figure 47. Lay the three of spades face up alongside the remaining two face down cards. With it lever face up the second card on top of pack. f~ce down on table. hearts. face up on the table. turn over top card. Take this double card. you need merely drop the pack onto what they think is the three (really the two).penetrates a full pack of cards one at a time. Wh11~ ou seem to deal the ace of hearts on it. turn over pack to show two of spades on bottom. tap it. All that remains is to place the last card.. turn over top card to show the three of spades. apparently the two of spades (really the ace) and place it on top. However. Deal it face up alongside the three of spades.9 F1gu~e 49 . It has apparently traveled f r-ornbottom to top. but you have the ace on top of deck while an indifferent card is on the table.card over the aces. face up.The setup is one extra card ave r the ace. All you need is an extra . apparently ace of spaces . Double lift. Pick up the pack. assumes that aces have shown up in clubs. Take the deuce face up onto the Ace. 47 . The last card taken to be the ace by spectators. tap deck. the real state of affairs is a s in figure 48. spades and diamon s order. I With the three of spades on top of the pack.

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d ace. the tabled readily center the ace.eedd~ 1S merely cut the top half of deck. stage Deal may this ace the top of pack face :p so:a~:Sni:~bc:tt~: by making the ~::d~ust pass then placed The ynal be accomplished apparently ~~:c. all cards above the left httle Ii nge r break and place it on table. to the top where GRAB (Reprinted February.as in fig. • little finger can obtain a b. by the apex point of the formation point. that is. and place it face down on top of this Place ently the bu ~emaining the ace cards from left hand ace onto from up fourth packet. Moving (figure the takes to travel spread. card or selects one and table. I find that . shown the is near magician leaving in figure magician announces that he will try to grab the chosen card 49 . All you n. effects 18 worthy of addition to your A variat~on can enter into the (our ace . Pick ent card.Starting at the seeming ace of diamond " ~he next one from top to bottom The t~'. Huge rd'. therefore preferable to the pass. the peek the over right of a card deck the face entire picks against the card 54). You can the s e moves ~a:e automatically i t 1S ready for the brought the fourth final denouement. . 1951) The spectator magician left hand flourish this. This ac e naturall center of deck. g ethod lS slmpler.ca~e. the a en is _penetratlon ~t the thn-. of the cards cause the cards re- The ribbonlifts for down spread on the 51). a st one from Center to bottom •. the pack it is placed face u ontCh. The trated. to per52). of dr opptng the pack on it. Try the effect and rcpe rtot r«. i hile . then finding it on top. . In ea lr ace from bottom to top. end of the ribbon. EHect: turns (figure form Instead spread raised this center in the At this it. see that thus appar- r-yi ng in center of pack. as tho about (figure card of the will the apex familiar of doing however. sides right the to the and places left of the card 55.:!~n:b y to t~e left ave tbd a ace w. get the idea. so that left In squartng up the pack. 1. .s Magic Monthly. it is pushed in di 11 picked up and Inserted Into the pack. really indiffer- cards.~~o:.ure 50. l~ 18 made to go upwards to the top.~n {O:th ace. Instead However. lower (figure with the hand card up the top the When away. the hand His takes a corner spreads the left turning his edge 53). Either of t~ese 0 Its ln~lcator. the IT from Martin Gardner's column.Stapped and ace into The break abo vo this ace is retained is shown on top.after the particular ace pene-s you WIll. in :enter of pack.

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The opening is easily recognized beIt 1S nohceably Wider than the openings between the other cards. you will extreme is more then many card point opening.Uddenly into the tent like structure the card in th . one ha~£ inch to the right (figure 56).. will the the occur. The spectator names his card e maglclan1s hand proves to be correct. thumb be found can then goes to the grab into Be 0(( right the of the center the opening of the fingers the chosen it has is the spread above card been the chosen in such one. bottom is not lost. was jogged When the apex will cause a The right f s.. 57 shows how this opening appears. han): moving reaches small c~use Flgure The en that will grab Note: bon easy and as the You move that does show is hand s_preads otherW1se the left hand the cards. (Note: the trick must be done on a cloth slide apart when you make the tent forma ribbon and the card is used for as previously that the card explained. of the you ribbon then spread. the Spectator to peek at a card near the Lk then The the begin pack right the side side ateal . and breaks forth. h th Y tthumf~ and fi nge r s of the right hand.n end of the spread later)' hold the break. by which you jog the chosen ca:d ab 18 beauhf. Side-Steal Move is preferabl Y ways thi s can be done. all so you at that of the must not to open it so wide however. point the It will a simple hold to grab it until for When forth the selected card. times jogged to the right soon ribbon. ~e~r 80' . 51 .ur ace. You can collapsed the more breaking the down card half often of the named. the down after revealing of a card and use of the flourish the apex edge moving a card apex between along the ribfind left to stop efto it a pretty to move of the as you I think. in itself.the chosen card. Moist58). apex back opening. cards will up the the right the fact The lifts end of the the apex point to . near at e lngers conceal the projected card. back the Even move with the is not jogged. His right hand di and emerges and of course with a single face down vc:Sr. to keep the cards The face named. is held at the e'nd: of the deck ~ oP as soon a~ the card projects a half inch.ul dIscovery is the means No doubt there are many cquajj ood . .angul~r openin~ to fo rm . ~rl. fective. reach if you it is not necessary the trick right extreme triangular In fact. ·1~ Method: The only difficult slei ht in th' . scatter so you the slightly. it to be discover apex back formation the that the opening apart card tends to get wider take care If this have face point.from the spread. card immediately thumb. the your the into matter sure a manner (figure other cards the opening. but using the center (so it wo nt t be to e.

them in the "Change'1 proceed as follows: Now to use Step 6. The hit can be made at any point along the right side of the cards. Step 3. flips them face up and flush onto the deck. (see figure 59). Step 8. With no hesitation. pack to the Move right. we will briefly describe our "Hit Method" Hold deck Step 1. As the method adep:ndent on the mechanics technique. you turn them down but leave them i njogg cd for about a half inch as in figure 59.~TERi86k DOUBLE TURNOVER CHANGE for the ~cgular dOWJl aga m and table switch apparently deal This is a new and much improved technique where you do a double rur nove r . The above four steps are those for the Double Lift. but hel"e is where the difference comes in.hould extend well toward the outer right corner of the jogged card. The method to be divulged corrvi n ce s the audience h t th card shown is a. Step 7. The left thumb 8. The basis of the lift is a l'hW' with the right first finger which automatically engages two cards due to the bevel. Turn the two cards face down again. left side the pack of deck and use it to bevel the top. Right first £inger lifts Inner right corner of top card only as 52 . Position is similar to that for the second deal. in left hand in dealing the position. At any rate. then back :5 the shown card to table. In a sort of hitting action. Instead. Step 5. Step 4. left The thumb left to the thumb of the double lift. use the same motion you did fat the Turnover. bring the right first finger upward and toward the deck so that the tip of this finger can turn over the top card. the first finger will get exactly two cards every time. but the standard method is to work on the lower right Corner. then moves back to the top of the deck and presses to slightly concave downwa r-ds and firmly on Step 2. Now to deal card to table. Due to the bevel. the hit action is repeated. the right first finger ccnttnues to lift the two cards as one. letting the cards fall face up and flush onto the deck. the left thumb falls down on top of them. To turn the cards face down. As the cards fall face down.ctually the one placed on the table. of letting them fall flush onto the deck. the hit action plus a little practice. holding it to the right and below the deck. Do the Double Turnover. with the deck beveled extend right first finger.

Fig.. If a single card is dealt to table the card can be shoved to a different position by the left hand. the two hands square the packet after the deal. Step 10. this thumb pushes the remaining jogged card forward flush with the deck. The right fingers now peel out the top card hom under the left thumb as the left hand turns at the wrist palm downward as in figure 61 where the changed card is already b eIng advanced toward the table. where it will be dropped face down. Step 9. 61 shown in figure 60. Again the left hand may be used to steady a card which is on the table.. -nward. This action of the left thumb is masked during the turning over of the left hand and while it is still turned palm do. which is an exposed side view. It is now necessary for the left hand to do something which will excuse its being turned over. If the card is dealt off onto a packet on the table. while the 51 . This is easily accomplished by simply moving the left thumb across the backs of the cards and towards the left forefinger. Step 11. It should merely meet the left forefinger.Left hand turns downawar d as top injogged card is removed. Do not make the mistake of letting the left thumb shoot out over left forefinger.. As soon as the changed card clears the left thumb.

Turn the left hand over to expose the the face of the jogged top card(s) visibly as or ~OU. hand den but an open move yet it effectively of the deck. At the right the on the for time under This only. There is a sharp contrast between th. hand. card should that follows. of apparently conceals deck From move after this has turning other move remains face easily to use reversed worked it as on the finger- tips versal position. of a faced The This deck. will do. When you start to Lift the card there seems to be no question but that it is being dealt. a. With two cards forefinger lifts as one turned the top face card right under any the other time dawn on the lower of the face of the deck. and af'te rtin1e the lMt hand is {lush By this the deck. ' d use s it. cards. into the (See outer "Hit Method" the of Double that right cards deck for the of their Length. the right same up only which of at the side time right deck card deck that rest very corner. tory to Step end Step doing The Ambitious the move Double Lift 80 2.. top two Lifting). whether he wo uld like card to go to the . back Any such to normal action position.:pleted the jogged Step card card to 'coop turns with it up. to in the card the thrown in at a time when routine s uspect that reassure and peras not actually placing it will well them. On these either occasions cards can be used the face of the pack. 12. The Double 'I'ur-nover Change is especially effective when used with the deck face up.. the cards Insert at the the about pack upper two a third forward right as hand one corner. Speaking cal excuse following of handling to turn method the which the pack left face up there with are times the when there we have jogged or is no logiused flush the on hand over. face the left fingers pull on the pass it to revolve hand. ~l~S co'. for wa rd on With the by pressing in the back end of the the sleight. it is not left the top card is at this held completely the move is a sort half a single card will it is uses it hi d-.sk spectator lIlV"lSlbly. causing in the that using down except over. of 3. of the left position. they thumb extend push be the second card from the top prepara- Step 1. a dealing such as a covering but at this will suffice AMBITIOUS This haps makes you are as fool CARD a fairly MOVE deceptive interlude spectators the in an Ambitious are card beginning center. Double lUt the face cards of the pack turn them face down injogging them in the process. This canting process is an important detail later Step 4. up into the redescribed.e back of the card and the face of the deck peeking out.

which cards during were the palm the pushing off. CQ1:ne1: beand first finger Step 6. of deck in the same out jogged condition as before. n rnge r on face of card.al excuse 55 . Shove the out jogged card flush with the deck follow by a slight riffle on the upper end of the cards. then to finalcards We we of the top four in writing palmed the hand Down" card 1946 we were in the of pushing of this use idea With Palm was never left with so secretive we routine. A the right Second fi reo S finger and th t~:g. pack: a Icg i- It must application . then turn the top card over to show that it has seemingly traveled from the center to the top. hard Step 9. a fOOll' anawe . 8 ". called it out. Step card. a card Merely into of this the palming center that idea off the o.f the gives top as yOU seemingly it is the action. summer r Selected Ca rdi cian First developed up a routine in which pocket the of this even this and we purposely in conjunction we fooled the in his some book routine note then further routine Routine a selected men. that whole the idea is place simple. op c~r outward rnee rted Into center soon as end of card(s) hits ng:r lets loose and. and describe to Bert who listed been Misdirection Since we feel the the move of the to Ca rdictan. Continue The II . now out jogged the spectators aas ume by saying. grasp exveeme. we will it is about time it appeared pages.:ha~C\~O r. Pull cards outward until th deck. or As already cards.rto would center first s~uare the .n the palm. in of four Because "Upside Since then of passed in suspected. for be mentioned the stated. "That way of doing it way is to do it invisibly Lrorn the anything. shoving them inwardly and £1::h c~eari deck ~nd then lay ~hern on top of and pulling top card forward a' T' ut mrnedlately releasmg face card and not as tho you had time to ~'~"oad~~S should appear as a gesture only deck.~~:~t:~n !:~:~::~f~a:u a.ply do this. the title bas Fenn. a move the that i.card(s) are pushed flush with urn only. So saying. of 1950 we showed Card to Pocket. right r Step 7. "y' "That'. MISDIRECTION Around into was were had the center action made the PALM using pack.". like this. rnne r ~tep. topnotch under ly in the "Repeate on from these Palm. With the ~i~gle It ati Il IS the ~bltlOUS not be domg of the deck.Inb on back e eco d fi the i r outer right along outer edge of card(s).cally jogged card(s) as one withYr~~~~ h:~dI':t 8im. mechanics Misdirection 1." tween right th\J. indifferent card card. The actual mechanics a . The c ant mg of the pack allows right first cards ~e~fect1y whereupon the right thumb pulls only when rt 1S taken in the same grip (as in step 5) and r e-.

between the right thumb on top. pack. Not until this card is seen does the right hand complete pushing in the card. Whenthe right four fingers have pushed in the projecting card for two thirds its length. Now the right four fingers move forward again as a unit and the first phalanx of the right fourth finger strikes the upper right corner of the top card. Insert the card irom the iront end of the pack into the center of the Step 4. The l'lgh_t thumb goes to the back end of the pack near the base oi the leit thumb wh i le the right iour fingers at the front end start to further push in the projecting card. while the left thumb moves to the left side of deck at this stage. fingers below. The right fingers and thumb now rel~ase their hold on the cal'~. moves to the right side of the pack in order to again show the projecting card. with the card up against the palm.r i_ ld t hack in the leit hand and deal off the top card. The card is pushed in for ~ third of its length with the right fingers and thumb still holding the upper nght corner. At this stage the right hand. will completely miss the palming of the top card. they move back as unit to the back end of the pack as in figure 62. Because of the sudden forward action of the right fingers. Step 6. This backward move is made for the sole purpose of showing the card once Right thumb maintains its position at the back end of the pack. This card ~et~:~n :Othe u~:er right corner. Step 5. keeping his eye on the projected card. Step 8. The spectator. Note that the left thumb is still at the leit side of the pack. 56 . A new position is taken with the right hand corrung over the deck. Step 3. the top card will suddenly pivot and spring up into the palm as in figure 63. Step 7.

Show the bottom of the pack and call its name. Note this c ar dt a name. Say: "I may have cut your card to the top. Turn the cards face down on top. Step 6. but do not mention It. 57 . Turn the two cards as one. Step 2. Return the card to the top of the pack but now you know its name. deck. slightly off to the right. address the selectee in this manner: "I do not know what card you selected but I will cause it to go into my pocket. Step 4. It is one of our REPEATER SELECTED CARD TO POCKET ~::~!. the right finthe nght hand drops to the side. Reach into the right pocket. let us say it is the Queen of Hearts. apparently. Have a card selected or peeked at. Mter the card ha b ' . hold it back toward spectator. and say: "The King of Clubs. remove one of the two cards there. face down. As an example.slightly riffle the fro:t ::~ ~~~~:d In flush with the deck. The "Repe ate r Selected favorite routines. ask: "Are you sure the Queen of Diamonds is not your card ?" Step 5. and you look directly into spectator's eyes. If the card is held at spectator's eye level. f e mwar toward the body. ~~evious to the routine the right coat or trouser pocket has two Cards' both e :: a~e putdthere either by palming or when no one is looking. Watch!" Step 7.. Upon completion of the riffle As has . For example: "Is the four of Spades your.card?" Turn the pack face down. Down riffle the upper left corner of the pack with the ball of left thumb. at about spectator eye level. the identity of selected card can be seen out of the corner of your right eye. the top card. Right?" Immediately place this card on top of the deck and make a double lift to actually show the King of Clubs. look at it yourself. Step 3. then control it to the top by means of the Double Undercut. a a ows shows its application." Make a double lift to ~how.Step 9. Assume it is the King of Clubs. It is important that you do not so much as glance at the card you are holding.been painted out previousl this t unless rte application mak it y ype of palm has absolutely no logic Card to Pocket" routine the~ ~ l~ppear normal. Take off the top card and holding it with the back of the card facing spectator.f gel's .

that into upper deck. The student can readily sec that step 5 is important tive. riffles from Ace. Watch the King card. the left is above the into remark the in diffe r ent parts pushed fourth of the Second: pack. finger fourth that presses the palm. Step 3. Once more rime the deck. center corner the the the outward is withdrawn card is taken finger the is then c ente r of the pivoting very the slight It is also downward The pivot is pushed ends of the placed on the is into pack palmed.Address the spectator once more: "1 will. while Aces left face up on table." back outwar~~ as you say: wit~_ do it Step 10. Step 2. now ten are bottom. card to insert is your remaining to be used Aces the are placed or above the cards first Ace center but at poras in spaced of deck. i' f. place the King of Clubs : St~~ ~~to the deck. the the them right and After it with change for the have are with to palm fourth the not Third. of the as the packet the off of Palm is to be done as if step 7 is to be effecto get the max- described The Misdirection several cards it is to first the left hand. of about in a manner In other thirty cards. the deck and exe~ute misdirection palm which sends the Ki. top card the Aces right to been This are obtain Palm such as four a break technique. place it into once more. apparently card bottom. can also Aces. ~his time be sure they arc your right hand is empty as yoU reach rnto the pocket and slowly positive remove the actual King of Clubs. which Aces accomplishing finger bottom on the the pack and previously top five An indifferent placed and and shown shown.ng of Clubs into the palm of nght hand. to leave Aces about twelve undisturbed indexes Aces are di s t r-ibuted thz-u the inserted up to their 58 . single along card the of the palm palm lever it up into moves is made directly right hand squaring fingertips. imum Also effect the Misdirection at step 10. leave behind the palmed ca r-d and a~d I Will re- mo!e ~e second indifferent out showing it. under card with be used The the with a slight cards Aces deck. Bring the card the center of the deck of Clubs. Ste 9 Reach into the right pocket. are ace ion up Ace and thumb cards insert corners open This The stops to twelve As you later." Here you place the . hand.top card mtD. The hand ten here. the briefly. index break low it. SIMPLE Step SHI FT Hold Pick the deck face with first key up in left right at about Ace card three as words. the note pack the at upper Keep be- 1.

and then adjust to this 't' sc:tlOn. but keep left little . 59 replace all cards on top of deck. but now the right hand comes in to strip out this center portion. Aces will merely so as to cause be- tween Step when 5. Step 9. flush you will find that one Ace is against with top stock and two in center sticking out of plunged out pocti on. thum. Turn deck over and spread top cards. To bring to top. to add to fan and flash each time to show no Ace. Keep taking single cards. completely. Do not place them in halfway sleight. you spread the bottom or face of pack to show no Aces there. thumb presses and base on {ace of pack of finger. Remember the cards in left hand are not shifted from the dealing position. see figure 64. ~ m . Step 8. This you do on the first in . deck the at this other stage. a slight pressure with left ~'[1 ~~. Step 7. You do this until you reach your key card. Fig. If you will examine the deck now. from top of deck. On examining bottom the stock. When the key card is spotted. only the left thumb moves to side of deck. but not before you move the left thumb to the side of the pack so as to hold the four Aces back as in figure 65. but not too many so as not to include Aces. s t r lppe d out by rt ht hand. So far the action has been done with one hand. then the right hand strips out center portion in a Hindu shuffle while left thumb and second finger keep pressing on upper sides to hold back the Aces.plunged out cd s . Step flush 6. finger break.b Wi~h p~essure will find the push in Aces "plunge" forefinger portion you go in but will out at center of the pack at the bottom. the four Aces will be together so mewhe r e below the top fifteen cards.l Loec the casualness of the whole the Left With cards held lace up in left hand as for dealing. pos mon as you wil. and show them in a fan. : 65 figure 64.. applied.

a. Using one the hand. Hindu Also. in figure 66. hand the left. portion Cut. The Drop Switch is a utTt d {Dranother Altho hl 1 Yfmove use for exchanging one packet of cards describe th~ actual ::it:::s ~:en!:. ing to strip of sideways. 11. the closing to make and strip-out combine parts of pack. h.::s~ses 60 for it. comes in Aces mediately Locate right out injogged a Quadruple Hindu Shuffle or preferably a single cut. Do a Double Under-cut to bring Aces to the top. DROP Two SWITCH ADDITION Methods. In stripping them out the plunged out sort cards. you as will find it easier and less hirid-. In placing Aces in different while the pack is in a fanned condition. pler in thf s case.~ep 10. parts xn a of Im-. at this time we wish to . To s urrrrna r-i z e the action: over Aces You you push and to top place strips with the Aces with in different left forefinger. plus the pushing and hard in of Aces series a bewildering to follow in of the of natural actions. they may he placed The spotting of a key card is simfan. Step pack. (See Double Under_ cut chapter). Notes. the key card and bring Show Aces not on bottom or top.

. ~:e~ ~~:ll 3. The right hand then is free to grasp the ends of the deck. b of flYe cards for easy release late~~ times be found sufficient and i/~:~~y :t::e. 67 bl . In this position the deck is thus squared by both hands. Finally take the deck in the right hand from above with right znd. say the four Aces on top of the the deck is normal. transfer the deck to the left flngertips which take the deck by the sides.right hand by t?e lower right corner.. Secretl reve deck. This face up into the l:f~ ~:~~~o s t.~ four Kings have been jogged close the spread with both le:V:~ thealeft :a deck with the . Right hand holds its position after the flip over of the four Kings and does not move. The action automatically closes the fan. on. The left Znd. Note Fig. Step 5. causing them to again flip fac~ up against the left side of the pack as in figure 67 to expose the face of a Kmg.P. Deck is face up with right forefinger curled on the face card. 3rd.r ip out the four Jogged Kings so that they fall Step~. 3rd.1"ir8tMethod.ththe Kings held flat in the left palm. This first part is sort of a feint. As you find h K' ~ ~ . Step 1. Right thumb can locate the crimp and hold a break altho this is not necessary. an thru the car. altho actually the natural di.3:s locate say the four to eac lng it lS Jogged outward for half its length. Turn the deek face u df Kings. Making some such remark as "We'n use the four Kings for this experiment". the left thumb spreads the four Kings into a face up fan lying on the left palm. 2. Right hand moves toward fan and places left side of deck beneath the right side of fan. During this squaring process the four Kings remain face up in the palm of the left hand. levers the fan over and face down onto the left palm. and 4th fi nge r-s pull downwa rd on the right side of the face down Kings. To all appearances. Step 6. then place an odd card f y d r ee. Crimp thea~: :t::kon to.rt~f:~:~~~o back cards will at Step. Step 7.p of them. Wi. and 4th fingers at outer end and thumb at inner end..

immediately after the release. Strangely enough tbis switch makes for an out and out effect. When the four face down cards are dealt to the table face down they will be the Aces and the fifth card will be a face up card making everything appear normal. This six card setup is also bridged upwards for its entire length L. the above sleight is correctly done the illusion is perfect and the sleight imperceptible.and tends to give reassurance that everything is all right. squares the packet and carries the face down cards upwards and deposits them face down onto the face of the face up deck. Directly beneath the face card will be the four Kings reversed. The left hand. The audience believes these cards to be only the four Kings but actually the Aces have been added above them. In this version you place the four Aces reversed on the bottom of the deck. This method is identical in principle to the first except that in this instance the pack is handled face down. U Second Method. its chief advantage lies in the followup. 62 . Step 10. then below them place an indifferent card facing the same way as the rest of the deck followed by reversing another indifferent card at the bottom. however. Step 1. The second flip back to show a flash of the King is one continuous motion .over and back .Step 9.

by both hands. When the four card h b of cards with both ha d H ave een selected and jogged. the the four the pack to hand is then free to grasp the en?s of ~he deck.the s arn e manner as for the first method i ~ lease of the packet later on. edge chosen".n i:: thru. will face in its face have up. Dur-ing thra squaring down in the left palm. jog it outwar~s fo: ~:~fte:~::.r easier rean Step 2.ersed four dlfferent cards thruo t th k ds and ask a spectator to pen.face llldlfferent These the four less to switch following aces fanned if cards the were aces me re ly to show In this right holds in a more condition top of the 63 . packet.nt to pointed out. by five cards on top of the pack rest for the a face indifferent cards of ~he. hand. the left :Vith t?e Itnge rttps fou~ cards held fiat in the left palm. up by using the onto cards the levered the break. This leaves the left hand tree to st'rip out the four jogged cards $0 that they fall face down into the left hand. again 9 The spread or pointed concerned. the the But can be manner. Take the pack in the right hand 4th Hnge r-s at outer end and right thumb with ing Step have spread the tion face Step be four is crimp. an ace below packet on its the ace should face. altho again th~8o~::rO:Oe:::~i!~. squared remark spreads face dropped in figure upward time only (rom above with right 2nd. Deck is face down thumb can locate but this what down left below that the crimp dura break us see face the cards is not essential. Being ca r-efuj not to nash th £ card. Step 4. right the 6. at inner end. The right In this position process. As each card is Step 3. Naturally Step of the tator the card down cards St Immediately deck. to the top that the as specfar as down fall face up into the four the left original hand cards neatly will also squared face 8.spread the cards between both eha:ce up Aces. The with up but dropped. or the bottom re-. case at the in left in this to that 68 except down. n s. forefinger deck curled is being some the are left is then same such thumb levered face time shown on top. 3rd. 7. old the deck with the right hand by the lower r-Ight corner. Spread is transfer or deal to the top four up cards apparently audience followed deck. transfer which take the deck by the sides. or the This acis the deck As you Right and hold as: the Making of cards cards are similar "Let four four cards. . aces. This face will then the up condition to show be the the aces climax. the the the deck hand pack. four you used packet. held face near up against way. deck is thus squared cards remain face Step . are the still aces.5. close the spread . cards This of the deck.

in crease of left forefinger.ty to i hide the crimping action from the front. From here you are on your own as to what you wish to do with the situation but you could use this for the "Follow Up Aces" described elsewhere in this book. This action will be covered by right hand (omitted for clarity). 69 Fig. with the left forefinger curled around the upper right cor ne r of the pack. This is easily accomplished due to the natural sepa eatrcn caused by the five previously reversed cards. the right hand is upper right corner of bottom cd . actually the right hand turns over ~he top ten cards. Fig. Our method has stood in good stead for many years and never once were we ever suspected of putting in the work even tho at times it had to be done right at the time the deck was being handed to a spectator such as in the "Ca rd ic i ant s Dream". The upper right corner of the bottom card should r es t in the first crease of the left forefinger. Hold the pack in the left hand as jar dealing. Step 1. left forefinger crimps cards. METHOD FOR CRIMPING Several effects in this book depend on a crimped card or cards. To do this.Step 10. You now apparently turn down the four aces.l. The right hand comes over the pack to square it but in t-ea. 70 64. supposed aces face down on the table. Step 11. In this way the first phalanx of the left forefinger will be pressing against the upper right corner of the deck and its first crease will more or less engage the bottom card at this same corner as in figure 69. Deal the top four cards. Step 3.quare the aces flush with the top of the deck._--A _ . It is important that the crimp be put in as quickl y and as easily as possible. in the Mechanic's Grip. . Step 2.

upper nght corner of the bottom the crimping process. to d 1. the left forefinger thus hid' e r1ght Itng ee s may completely as the crimp is made. q e c r-irn pe d card be at the bottom and the other in the center. forefinger the the Othe r-. two bottom deck end for end to bring the two crimps this a squaring movement shuffle pulls to accomplish but hold back or a reverse hand 3. at their upper right corners. mg any pos sible flexing action that may xe- Step 4. already Once the right hand' engaged the bottom cl:r~vier t~he f~eCk the left Io r efing e r . on the inside fan."':':X: . double any of the dependent' on this In this to flash toward instance end second we must to cover card knuckle to bring a tendency moves down the bottom 65 1If-§~S~~"1':::}_. that to accomplish Crimp Turn Use the the this proceed cards as follows. left.escnbed elsewhere . the while into pack the it will other be found that one crimped card still From crimp 5. half After with left the top and in the bottom hand up the remainder of the deck movement 4. AC~U:ller~~h. .}~-'!. moves card as shown in figure 70 h P e. lower some at the may front its find that using the tip of the left caution during in order them the left forefinger. one Upon at the can examining bottom proceed remains one is in the effects center of the deck.' -s ~:~ncga:~: :\e:hanics of the above crimping method. Shuffle left off about hand. In practicing is much right wise left easier is tip fingers there finger the still crimp for them. therefore imm di t I: rmg the c rarnp corner inward toward pack on all sides. the palm.in the book. At times it is necessar to b . 2. In order Step Step the Step first Step cards the Step here idea. mask the operation.~.0 er tlternative is to make a pressure fan with both-crim~ corner On the ~:~~~e~n y the left hand. the time to crimp. which has backward toward the left and erimn s ~ i r st cre~se of this finger.~:~~!ht sult low over the deck in order that th' .. This naturally will bring the 1. it is possible to crimp Shuffle" which n_ce Th~se can later be used in an effect such as "In One uired that on 1S . Y r~ght hand has been omitted to expose Ig t hand from above will completely Step 5.: -~. r>evolvi:gl~t ::t~~terr~he crimp t~e right hand squares the the inner left side An th P cess to brmg the crimp corner to hands then close 'it . In this effect it is re-. the half cards the from deck the has right hand on to the two off.:. Go into cards as an ave rhand the right of the shuffle. throw in the remaining thus been shuffled half on top.

rests holding upper cut.ONE HAND THROW Throw Cut CUT can be used in the standard effect of cutting to the The One Hand Aces. all At the cards same to shoot as in figure 72 exe eted by the t irne the top the te{t thumb. is held then just loosely as in sharply the left hand. However. 71. will make for a clearer effect on the minds of the spectators. deceptive at the This little t rng c r gets break in center o{ de ckLcwe r right corner. Step 5. card flush The with that the left right hand moves across the 2. the technique involved is quite different from the known method. This sudden ~bove forward. the pack. A method of Cutting the Aces can be found in a booklet called "Letts See The Deck" Step to which the following Throw Cut. To do the known as the Step Me chanic ts Grip. To accomplish the actual "throw" the pack right. held in the dealing position 1. break. on top of the pack during the cutting process. Throw the Cut cards can are be applied. The top card ends of the deck Step 3. A simple ruse of leaving a card face-up. backward finger and downward out movement will to the cause right. little finger obtain 4. We \\'i11 assume the reader has the Aces alternating as needed. is Note impor- that the left a clean and ~~~~----~----~-. Step tant to square this rear. is turned this squaring in order face-up. the right thumb can lifts about a It is during at the process that half the deck. the little face-up sharply to the 6. card will be held back due to the pressure 66 . the left pack corner is shown of the in figure pack. downward Step Move the left hand back to the left. for Position thumb of the hand.

Pla. ~~e. Using the "One Hand Throw Cut" perform the "Challenge Cutting of the Aces" the effect of CHALLENGE CUTTING OF ACES Effect: The cardician places the four Aces into different parts of the pack. No matter which packet is chosen.c~ th~ Ace. In cutting to each succeeding Ace the pack is always treated as al- it is possible to which. of course. ready explained in steps 1 to 8 inclusive. Openly remove the four Aces on the pretext of showing that you use only four of them. handled face down. Ace. face-up.i::: ~~~~O\~ the top pparently card of the tabled packet is turned over you have cut to an Ace using only one to Step c~rds packed 8. The method follows. Aces in this case are. This is continued even tho there i s only one Ace remaining.l ~~:~l:~e hand. This process is repeated. With all four Aces 011 the top. Step 3. and offers to turn up an Ace on either one of the two packets. The face_up card. 67 The . using only one hand. He next cuts the deck into two portions. Step 1. each time the spectator is given his choice the performer turns up an Ace. is turned face-down. in left hand. an Ace is turned up. on top of is This rema~lllng. Step keeps to cut to the second 9. up with nght hand and placed On top of cards the desired top stock intact and you are also The tabled in the left ready packet hand. Step 2. In s e r-t the Aces into the pack and control them to the top by the use of the Simple Shift. to one side. do the One Hand Throw Cut. will follow.

the left hand portion is openl y dropped on these cards. Step 8. Step 6. The last Ace is now on top of the deck. This time you have an Ace on top of each half. replace the tabled packet on top and continue from there. This time there isn't any necessity to keep a break. Let us assume this last is the situation and proceed from there.th. addi. stepping it over the left side. the performer's right hand palms off the Ace from the cards he holds. The left little finger maintains a break between both halves so as not to lose the central Ace. Place the left hand portion on the tabled half. However. On the other hand. should an Ace from the tabled packet be turned up. Haw: a spectator point to either packet. Step ll. no break being held. the tabled cards are squarely placed on the left hand. therefore it doesn't make any difference which portion he chooses. you merel). However. This time the One Hand Throw Cut is made to hold the last Ace on top of the cards remaining in the left hand. you pick up the tabled portion and place it into the left hand. Step 10. giving him a chance to change his mind. The effect IS now flnlshed by turning the Ace 011 this packet.e cards on the table as the right hand scoops them up. Should the epe ctato r choose the Ace to be in the left hand. This step is kept as the two halves are picked up and placed in the left hand. Step 12. Step 7. This t irne it is not necessary to hold back the top card in rnak i ng the Throw Cut. the effect is te rrninated as it is turned face up.ng it to . Turn up the Ace of the desired half. An Ace will be on the tabled portion and two in the left hand packet. After this Ace is discarded. Let us suppose the spectator chose an Ace from the portion held in the left hand. . Once again toss off all the cards up to the break. then the deck is apparently squared. should the tabled half be chosen. then turn up the Ace. Mer ely toss off all the cards above the break on the table.Step 4. 1£ the Ace on the packet held in the left hand had to be turned up. Give spectator a choice of either packet and turn up an Ace on the one of his choice.. Step 9. If you threw off an Ace from the tabled half. The left little finger can now obtain a break by pulling downwards on the lower jogged packet. Vter the Throw Cut you will have one Ace on top of the packet in the left hand and three of them on the tabled packet. The procedure at this point may change depending on which Ace had to be turned up. it will be necessary to maintain a break between the packets when the half from the left hand is placed onto the tabled packet. Step 5. if an Ace from the left hand is eeened up..

Count position have. the table two Out. "1 will then turn cause you over to show chosen the Ace to the fifth to be the could card packet." has packet to the surprised that Turn tabled but half. Have turn spectator up the five point and Throw Cut which will keep one of the fives on to either act packet. contains the others Th" that after an ACe is turned ex~oses the fact po i nt and should that a top stock is b:i:cket lS mad: t?e top of the deck. wlthout palming. top. '10\\ in the sarr:e deallu manner~ conoecvion It is ideal We will other. With the last Ace on'top. or techniques. Step top 6. in this either the Ace card that points Act onc. appeared at a random in the chosen TABLED This this one the is with is SECOND a method it is is the too deck DEAL seconds it could dealing table.S on strictly 69 . and yOU chose. where the Ace is to the ot'iginal version in ~urned up is the one th::\s ::~e~:~ LS purposely done in case someone turned. Pick up the tabled fifth card.In the above effect you '1\ ~he pack~t hom which an Ace has beer thiYndrOPPIng the oPposite half on it. Execute the One Hand top of the left hand portion. Step 3. This not disturb th g kept. than the company used For to that of dealing felt well that known. turn over the Ace for the cj irnax . half. Challenge effect . 1£ he points to the left state count hand that to the portion. p e attorn du:ring to the bottom of the pack. A pair of fives must b b fiVes must be ke tat th b e rought Aces. then pick say: it up. _ThlS lS purely a technical o s e who work stnctly far the public. These the process of Challenge Cutting the Ste~ Z. face-down. This ks that the packet. surprised. of dealing One is the ~trike seconds whlle metho~. This brings then the Ace. you will use it to locate the last Ace. while the more pack is lying get the a stud au the table. reason which while procedure a marked give the are be used the cards effectively standard Naturally you must fairly for by actually is on the deck. card If the fifth show spectator a five. on top followed Step 4. The shuffle is made by running the two five fives cards singly from is given the face by three of in- t~c pack dlHerent to the cards. Step 5. the five And remember. two fives on the bottom the deck a s art overhand shuffle which sets the Eves 101' tbe Clirr:ax. the PlISh methods the deck 1. an alter- ~vel" ~~'i~s the dr~wback For those who may wish to do t native ending is here suggested~e Step 1. As an afterthought. methods The our own.

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~ou:th hnger In fIgure 74. rn front of you.1\g.forehnger 1.~a~ t.uP~~: on the near ~ft corner Side~£t thumb . table.nes to rest over the top card. fln. The r~ght hand. As the in figure the outlined right back fourth The hand or comes rather to the buckles position the shown in figure This 77. . It between up on the and fingers. Step the 6. Step 3. Once the top card has been tinues its course by moving forward with it as in figure 76. the right hand conand to tho right. pivoted off the deck. to turn. the right fourth finger the presses fashion top card down once on the 75.eft co r no r . on the slightly buckling Note card s urface whole (rant right side finger hand of the will top card cover the as in figure is now pressing exposed buckled from. c0r.. The ?cit rc a tt ng the pack hind the is merely the lower shown Place the deck on the tabl c.side of left end and near th 1 had hngertlp IS pressing directly bealongside left corner 73.pulls expc se s the pad of the second front. . . The left ~econde ~pper l. 71 . The card. 74. T~e fourt~ left finger at . Step 4.gcl' l\~ geae ps the Ia r. deck. is grasped face The right hand continues the palm. Its fast pad near the left end.l~ 19 g r aapmg .~ The left hand takes hold of th forefinger is placed on to of\~ack. the exposed The left card it to pivot outward in a similar to figure ca-rd ~a\l. The left t . from above. Step Z. I engthwuc .Step 1. the thir~. the left action that the of the fo refi ng er. WhICh shows the position of both at the upper hands at this right corner point. bythc :eft end.b as in figure 75. Assume steps 1 to 3. ~:rn::~e~lear)y understand by the termin~lOgy in this pa rt i c - Step over 3. right hand now moves forward. right its journey until has the top card under right The is clear fingers of now be The right the thumb in the meantime thumb the causing card to try shown entered the top card. its £ourth hnger pressing on causing it to pivot out past the left thum. which has been lying idly near The first the pack phalange now c ome a of the right as th~ deck In a flat. Step 2. palm. Follow If you have ready already how the top is to be dealt the off you are position second 1. the top The card.s-i. taking the top card Step 5. on the top card. the completely close dealt card Step in toward It can now easily l\nderstood deal: 73. right top card. down position.the deck in figure StUdy Hgul'C 73 thenT~:_~~:~l~ne what is meant °sft~he~:~l:!~:.~.5 rnove s forward to unbuckle second clear.

First the action of dealing the top card: Step 1. Now that you know how to deal the top card. The right hand also covers the buckled card from the front. Remembe r that the top card is not buckled back until the right hand is over the deck in the position shown in figure 73.front of deck before the pivot. the next step is to deal the second card: S~ep1. It is later taken by the right fingers and thumb. The right hand now moves to the right taking th. See figure 78 for position of right fingers and thumb. The card is now tossed face up on the table by the right hand going upward and forwa rd at the time of the deal out. Step 2. the top card 1S buckled back by the left forefinger in a manner similar to figure 72 . The deck is held as in figure 73 except that the left forefinger is slightly over side of deck and presses down and forward on the top card. In SECOND METHOD. except that thi s case it will be the second card that will finally be dealt out face up. as the second deal is about to be made. However. This also automatically screens the deck.e se~ond ca~d i~ an identical motion to that shown in figure 76. This causes it to pivot outward as in figure 78 due to the fact that the left second finger becomes the fulcrum point for this pivot. This upward and forward action is important as it later covers the second deal perfectly. The right hand now comes in front of the pivoted card. In this method the second card is pushed or pivoted out by the left second finger. As the left hand positions are identical in both deals only the actions will be depicted. This fulcrum point is important. The top card is taken with the right thurn.b on top and right fingers below. the right hand Comes In. Unde r cover of the right hand.Step 4. Each time the top card is dealt off you must let them see the card pivot o~£.

While both methods of Tabled Seconds have instructed you to place the left forefinger near the upper left corner. that it is the top card that is pivoted The. At this stage the hand will be almost in a finger palm position. as It makes Irs appearance. upwards and forward on the table where it lands face up. either the Push-off or Strike method. In the second method of Tabled Seconds one might make the mistake of resting the right hand on the balls of the fingertips when this hand comes in front of the pack.Fig. Using these deals in connection with marked cards. by placing the forefinger at or near the center of the far side. This of course applies only to combination marking. In other words. 73 . will show out from under ~he nght ?and on the right side. it will be necessary to mark the cards only in the center because the full back is at all times exposed. It is up to the individual to de cide which he finds most satisfactory for his use. as it comes over to apparently take the top card. In domg the abov~ second deal. of course. This is. by taking it as ~ In figure 78. The proper way is to rest the right hand. on the backs of the first knuckles. actually you yourself may find it easier to do. mentioned so that one may feel free to experiment for the best and easiest fulcrwn points. These are the corners that will normally come in contact with the left forefinger. 79 :~:~v3'. Actual Iy this is wrong because there will be windows between the fingers.re are two methods of doing tabled seconds. In the case of a mark such as the "punch" the work should be put in at each corner. the second. the pivoted card. T?e right fingers and thumb now deal out the card. This is quite all right as they ~::\~:~.

74 . The card is then dealt out as already explained. The right thumb can then move in and pinch the slightly protruding card between it and the right second and third fingertips. you will have the correct posi- tion.ngertips touch the front side.Jif you will finger palm a half-dollar. The palm of hand will also slightly touch the top of deck. One more point _ with the right hand in the above position it will be found that the pivoting of the second card can be made very slight.hi s hand in front of the pack until the {i. then b r i ng t.

Rather than refuse. simply palm off the top card. Next remark: "I wonder which is the missing card?" Now rapidly fan thr u the cards face up. then casually state: III believe there is one card missing. should you. Then start to hand the pack for shuffling.. Right there you beg off doing card tricks simply because a card is missing. Then. Ask the host or hostess if he is sure that he gave yOUall the cards. remember to palm off the card as soon as you get the deck. The secret ~s simple. However. Most of the time. that (your name) is .erwith the cards.~:ff. often used it on occasion when dtd e egrnmng slmply because we have tr~cks. that card was missg. last night I handed him a I cantt do anything with t~i: ::~~e of tricks and whe.have used this at times to :t ~:tn~t go~ngany fUFth. 10 suspense. as if seeming to measure it. And but he said: ' I wonder wh~n ed th~rn.:: he said: I believe the seven of Hearts is ~issed H . :. es of the cards. h u .'yo~::~~h of keeping you I "You know. glimpse it and get rid of the card to your pocket. during this little interlude. When you get the pack. but it's the shcwmanehip . This is supposed to look Like somethmg that just happened. W:~id1w::/::~~ the mood for doing any card thtug .ng We. Then turn to your audience and state that the deck doesn't seem to be full. c one IS m i s s ing ? Then he fanned thru them face i~~.~c~~:~ :a~:~~~P. if you please.ects wlth an old sticky pack. and only then. that mak. square the pack. Here is what the audience wilf sw:1:.i. FIVE IT'S A DILLY We have placed this bit of business at th b " . Count the face down as fifty one. ow you see why I say.CHAPTER. get into the mood.1 deck of cards to show m amaz.nhe took them. V%~h. but stop as you seem to weigh the cards. naming whatever card you 'I happened to palm and glimpse. letting the spectators also see them.es it . Ren:ember you are not going to do a trick.ing t Why. he said: sure enough when he co t . and yet gave us an excus I . carefully turn it over several times. I never could have even guessin' N was so posrnve that I checked and sure enough.' they will not be sure themselves.hlCh certainly is detrimentalgto good ~~:l. then state that the missing card 15-------. Leave it there. that boy is amazing!" Well. Again. There are only fIfty one cards here. Not only that. without ham. thatt s the way the folks will talk about you and they will say the same about anyone who takes the opportunity of doing this effect.t~er~ were only fifty one. for .ed to the audience an amaz.

tell twice The that binl crimped. as to why you must the for spectator to use something may the nick have same reversed card. he study removed. Shuffle do it You is nail-nicked but nicked that by spotting naming scratched of cards. many methods of cheating have been developed. of five. you name On getting center. it and then how many Do this more. After eadiness for having deck shuffled. from or how the the is top simple and on the or are the again side even over the new it is how you on the very none. times. You are to repeat. are nicked amount the one.e is full or not. them would or You be too see.that is. the number set top card. you are at liberty to remove any II the top of the pack. counts. but that is another sensitive I have becom. first card method. secret. For the present. face up. At times story. cards. removed removed. bu~ when the number is five or under.g to five. as to whether a pack I can even tell how many are missing. the fifth finished. it back 76 . ANOTHER DILLY "It's an interesting fact that even among professional card players very few of them know whether they are holding a poker or a pinochle deck . five. of deck. ca r di c ian tep 1. then follow with Another Dilly. left which you tells turn. they never know. while number of cards from one When the spectator bow many then as for The mind you. hen ard Each SELECTED spectator on top the He is then CARDS is handed the a small card is and deck deck take packet cut of cards packet. I propose to deal wi th this under five test. me take the pack. The average person can tell a pack is not full if eight or rno r-e cards are missing. the new card. which is the hardest. many cards nick they readily easily card if a number you know removed If four the nicked case. to selected and hold it. in the definitely SPELLING Effect: shuffle. number. the full side-not slightly. in is told each to are bottom The cuts of said spells packets to note collected is named. see tell before on it as in the has are quit.. several which The he After card. I would like to show how thru years of handling cards. overhand shuffle. obvious lead in taking them in the that you to susthe pro- It is obvious five cess. can now you can In this more place more. 52 cards or 48. From I turn my back. cards them is missing. On this alone. This mixed If you were it would were looking picion. cards.

Step 4. (See Marlo In Spades also for handlmg). Step 7. Have first spectator name his card.t 13. After bottom cards are noted known to spectator. they a. to make his card come out on the letter S. each has handled are at ll.Step 2. Uncards. Step 1. 80 injogged cards positions. lI. The right thumb presses down on projecting card and cuts off the cards above it. N All GAUGE SPell Same as first effect except that handling is more convincing especial- ly {or ca rd ic ians .:~a~~d a~~i:~tb~ shuffling off the re:t. of II Step 5. Test your thumb nail. is either placed on top and lost to bottom in a shuffle. 1e so that jogs at back will not ~Ighlthllmb presses do""m on )oggedcdlnplcklngo{fpacket Fig.r e eeptaced. you must either lose so many cards from the bottom or add to the top. which will be lying on the table. THE Effect: Repeat the spellings for the last two cards. each packet. ~nd 37t~n~ at face of. 24. or a break is held and it is slid off by the Double Undercut.deck and counting one two etc ~~Ck is now ~eld face down in l:. -r"he ow. and 36th positions. thus you know that the cards Step 6. According to how many letters his card contains. Step 8. previous to performing. (He will be the one who replaces his packet last). 25th.Z5. 77 . There will be twelve cards here which are handed to the first spectator for shuffling. The spelled out packet. Shuffle cards start' Injog the 13th. Repeat step 3 for the next two persons.31 Step 3. See Hg ur-e 80. to de~ermine how many cards you cut off. or the deck may be dropped on the spelled off packet.

Step 5.' Step Step eral 2. or bar. do a Double Turnover ferent card after which turn it down again. The following. turns out to be one that was pre- Step 1. in Spades. spin the card out so that it falls to table spinning round and around on the "point". Step 6. Let us assume After pack that are is your shuffled. effect. will be found quite satisfactory. it is an easy cards so as to bring The above this other ideas up to the proper been used for principle time a single gauge card principle spelling spelling effect. on Spectators of deck. viously chosen. respective packets and replace Step 4. where is used. Have a card selected and replaced into the pack. to quickly cut off sev- 3. (this is the selection) to the right on the deck and bend the proje<:ting card upward sharply to bridge it lengthwise. The whole idea is to bridge the card both ways which will cause the center of face to come somewhat to a point. matter Knowing to cut that each selected is approximately tenth. SPIN CHANGE DISCOVERY There is always the search feu-novel methods of disclosing that inevitable selection of a single card. Step 4. method. handed thumb use nail gets about ten cards. using the Charlier One Hand Cut. Take the card in right hand and with a wrist snap. note bottom on their top 5. Step Cut and handle card each selection has cards now as in the first ending. you say: "When that card stops spinning it 78 .. will at times fill the bill when that just one more is asked for. Give the card a half turn so end of the card protrudes over the side of deck.. Slide the top card. Bend the card upward sharply again. see but For Marlo is the first it has been applied the nail to a multiple and effects. thumb nail gauge packets to spectators card to shuffle. then cutting it to the top. As the spin is started. while not a world beater. With selected card on top. Effect: A card spun on the table. to show an indif- Step 3. Step 2. Control it to the top by any means altho using the crimped card (as explained in the effect In One Shuffle).

the left a htt1e finger The left from pushes under still at the It . thumb break above. Gl aa t 1 h.udace will surfaces. ends At this stage the pack is held by the right hand. the explained. brought some Drop face cards say: up. this.ce between of the and pack spread to Jacks by cutting the lower up.a suggest that the reader get a pack of cards in his hands for the Iolkcw-. The is one is placed held by the a third all the to the right time. for each a face of the done down Jacks. cards break packet a break.' selected card" . down pack upper until on top of portion the it. give the best re. of the you have up Jacks bottom further with A. holding fourth right face Do this small and up to the break of times You have real is that apparently state the face cut tbe up Jack of events. A atm- Remove the four Jacks ad 1 h audience au hav al n pace t em face up on the table. last is still the thumb of which holds a removes a small bunch of tap and covers the face hand right the up a On by to lose while thumb held The left another a number done from takes bunch. break. using aU the the Quadruple (ace them. then say i~ isn1t pSra~ii::l. thumb. correctly. The up the the portion the lower cards snow are so~e Keep then spreading you come to the Ii r st face somewhere to face while pack face 79 . Jack. an Ace. to place it face cards up on are to (ace ~p rn cards UnwUl be Repeat procedure When pack dert::ut at the Proceed the thus show down. The Jack is placed face holds the break but now the thumb so that the right u~ on top of the pack. The left hand now cards Jack. The right hand reaches for one of the Jacks.ult. over the side. twa card break at the back. second still the the the the from but small and thumb. face "Cards 11 off the portion Pick upper face Spread top half face table. if you have is second the Quadruple the bottom Undercut bottom the as of the Aces. little finger r-i ght hand takes now secures the the pack. When the card stops turn it over ~ and show it A_ final word of advice on the above. A ' .will be your has changed.&h1y poh. the top card.and As you secures do s.so act favorably but do not try it on cloth JACKS TO ACES Four Jacks placed face up into the ac pte plot that goes well with any aUdren~e~hange to four face up Aces. Unknown to the w old y e so secretly brought bur Aces to the top of the pack We . card same the the bottom which from time. taking below pack the bottom take and places it on top. up Jack. rng method of cut-control which is called the "Quadruple Undercut". The pack is held face down in left hand.hed wooden .o. the are to face.

Spread the cards from right to left to show that the pack has righted itself while the four Jacks have become Aces. cut off on the table and follow by placing the left hand packet on It in what sirn ul a te s a =-: mere cut. Drop the f~r$t packet. The right hand tilts the Ace to show it. in a slightly fanned condition. thumb on top at the lower right hand corner.As ou close up the pack. after being picked up. The remaining three packets containing the Aces are now placed face down on top of the pack. Hold the pack in your left hand ~n readl~ess for the . The other three Aces are dealt face down alongside first Ace. face down. The left thumb deals off the top card which is taken by the right fingers. the cardician ribbon spreads the pack. However. After this Step 1 is accomplished it is best to put the deck down for a minute. The spectator having accomplished this. together. The pack. The face up Ace is placed face up into the center of the face down deck. by the right hand. one at a time to the spectators. get your little finger over. is placed into left hand. lowingmove in which you seem to cut the cards. altho the Erdnase grip will give you plenty of leeway. The second Ace is now dealt off and taken..nd carry them to the ta. Repeat this with the third Ace. As these cards are taken. Three cards are placed on each of the three face down Aces. One Ace is dealt face up on the table. the left hand has by now been tilted so that the backs of the cards are out of line of vision and yet not 80 much as to expose the backs of the bottom cards. WIth the r-i ght hand. actually all the cards below the four Aces being face up.fol. are tilted to show their faces.the fir~t Jack as you wold for the pass. Step 1. under the first Ace. This makes the four face down Aces look like a face down deck. Step 3. they will assume that you merely got the four Aces to the top of the deck for this trick. HIT THE ACES Effect: Foul' Aces are shown. Step Z. Secretly reve r-se four Aces on the bottom of the deck.ble. In case anyone has seen you toying with the deck before this. remove all the cards above the finger break a. to reveal the four Aces face up. in the center of the pack! Method. you pick up the deck and proceed with the trick. Then turn deck over. The Aces may now be removed and used in any Ace effect. as an afterthought. the fact that you pick up the deck and immediately show the top four cards as four Aces. Then. the left hand immedlately back up which automatically reverses the cards in that hand. The left hand holds pack in the familiar Erdnase grip in order to make cover for the reve rsedce rds at bottom in the next Sequence. A spectator is asked to "Hit the Aces". Now the two Aces. The fourth Ace can now 80 . Recapitulate how the four Jacks were placed into separate parts of pack and how the pack was faced.

Place about Step in the Aces 6. 81 . because of the fancy flourish exeThe left fingers release the card in the point same position. hand. The rema irung three Aces are treated in the same manner. cards Deal down Aces Place packets. of the deck the center them the denouement. The card taken between first down because the left hand ing over of the left hand will go unnoticed cuted at the finger tips of the same hand. the left hand s :c:ator~:n . up t.. Now suddenly straighten out left finat the same and second has also been time turning over the left fingers of left hand will still turned over.Each h. remaining then causes spread on top of the deck. say: the "1 hi.o the ian of four Aces and the left thumb clips Cover the fa e. on the table.-. face the face down on each of the three face center face down cards. The deck is now held stde of deck and thumb across top card. cards making appa. no one will euspcct aUt~in~~oper attention up as the is given to the details ~~et 4Th:~:f!0~: ~ces are now replaced. The pack.safely be removed and shown. also leaves and to the face down card ask which Ace they think it is. fingers of left hand.rd with them.. Aces" suiting face the up meticulously. In this the top card is clipped betw!i!€m. yet the turn- carrying top ce. is picked up with right hand ently and placed are into the left left in dealing position. for ready is now cut to bury up Ace in the up in the center face down. "This Ribbon deck. on top of the pack. this Ace is turned face up.b pushes off the is inserted under the card while the second on to_p of the card.. side the face Pick three down o~ top of the up the thad make Aces some to the left place of table. outside one with each hand. 0 . in the following man- off the first Ac n fr. that the you will pack deck". which is now reversed.e. The left hand still the pack With the left hand. No matter what the answer is. The top three the face up Ace. The whole four Aces are displayed B t if above.ves. of the center Continue: to come the four together the pack e .ra row Aces. . The left forefinger finger is placed first and second gers.on so that the back of the deck is again in P SIght. pulling it flush on the deck to ca t'lt d ce up condltlon. . is picked face up and placed. of the deck. The Actually cards face four 7.an Ace is removed.one at a time. face down on the table. of the In doing the above. be face face down in left hand with all four fingers at rn idcll e of pack. Pick up the packet. Move it also the 8 fact Square the center in the the now dealt face down alongside of four Step The deck all Step deck. remarks two the pack deck below place packet. the right hand flashes the remaining ones Just as i t did when picking them off the deck. This is done in order ~:~~~e spectator will pay more attention to the right hand than he normally S~ep 5. The left thum.me.~teJ: this first Ace is removed. from three Ace are to right.left aide of the fan. up on top of the deck.to a normal pos~h.t the four Aces to show actionto words.

Turn the deck face down and obtain a break above the top card r-e ine ss ad for a half pass of all the cards below the top one. This will give you an excuse to take the deck in the right hand with thumb on top and first and second fingers on faced bottom cards. Step 5. this gives you ample misdirection to do the half pass with the result that all the cards will be face up beneath a face down card that is a s sumed to be the top of the deck. square deck as you patter that this Ace has to be face down. While the spectator is busy arranging the Aces. The right hand removes the pack from the left hand by taking it at the ends I rom above with the right first and second fingers at the front end near the left side. The cff~ct IS that four Aces assemble in one packet but as with all effects. Have the spectator place his four Aces face down on top of the deck. Tell one of the spectators to pick up the four Aces and arrange them in any order that he wishes. Step 3. but stop. are dealt face down in a row alongside the face up Ace. It is important that the Ace should fall with the long side toward you. Excu. 1Il Step 2. supposedly the other Aces. Openly remove the four Aces and place them face up o~ the ta~le. Step 7.The above effect properly exccuted will worry even a well inf'or-rn ca rdfed eta». but really indifferent cards. deal three cards on each supposed Ace. Step 1. After the left hand has straightened out the tabled Ace. LOGICAL FACED ACES Using a faced deck in an Ace routine of one sort ~r an~ther is not ne\~. method IS most important. but the method to be presented is offered as a study m lOgIC. Star-t to count off three cards for the face up Ace. he is apt to use a fifth card to cover up the reversed deck. and 82 . the right hand replaces the deck into the left hand but the pack is now reversed with the other three Aces on the underside of the pack. Step 4. Starting at the r ight end and going left. Look at the assistant and say: "You arranged the Aces so can you positively tell me what the top Ace i s j'" Sometimes this takes them off guard as you didn't ask them to remember the order of the Aces. The next three top cards. This gives a most logical turnover of the faced deck. Regardless of the situation the top Ace is dealt face up on the table by turning the wrist and leaving the left hand turned to table after deal. especially Steps 3 and 4. Step 6. as in reconstructing the effect.se is to use your left hand to turn the Ace with its end toward you.

he will beginning to understand of l og ic .th~ top card near the right side. a game of cards tl What made wind a SCholarly it seems that the the circumstances up in the third gentleman were. The the top three reversed tra card three Aces Aces with an extra face down onto the card are once more uppe rmos t . Deal face down Ace.s leaves a si. c. left there. The -ri ht hand now 8 :~~r~:ut:t~~f~a:. the thumb hand as the and backs fingers holding the card point between left first and card second over fingers. You now not only get rid of this but alsQ unface or right the deck as follows: to come together you do the same the top card at the same true second Step 10. curled with the back of thei~ nai). releases This At this the pack the the pack is still lands card in the left face at your hand clipped As you finish which vavi ng the lone natut"ally face four down with Aces the packets.ngle ex- card On top of a face up deck.thurnb at the back at Center Th . hand wave in it packets. so back Step over the left Step this the 11. As this is done. c eck 1S nnportant for the subsequent ~tc~ an 8. With the right hand holding the pack in the above position the left moves toward the face up Ace to turn it (aCe down. one time 'f removes carefully. IN Effect' tt pa ONE The SHUFHE cardician to examine "At . table.sth: deck into the left hand. At the game time the right wrist b:nds upward slightly to help in bringing the opposite side of the pack into VIew at the moment that it is placed back into the left hand. the down on the. Still the face of the deck the first card between in one packet by·wavmove as {or the ef- and clip it between £irst time turning the wrist of the deck of the left are hand brought is al- to avoid upward. Say: "We cause all the Aces ing a card Over them like thisH• Here fect and Hit The Aces. th e right third . which is thumb over second fingertips of the same hand. flashing The up. during the. Take 12. ~~::~l~:m:~q~::o~~inUOUSlY in this po s it ion was ::~:lC~~t~:n~S who talked 83 . Thi. card fourth leaves lower single the by the packet right corner the right and us e it to fiip over to disclose study theory each assembled as well If the student readily will the and every lind action himself and more excuse e Io r each move.g. rn cve .omlll.g p c s s down on the top of the deck causing it to revolve betwe e n the nght second Hnger and thumb. {our Upon Aces return from the pack. Step 9. Aces. as the va r ious reasons fingertips. hands the t~e~ to of the card~lan four ces even more hand from much the and a spec'tator .es r::::i~hird and fourth fingers shoul~ be The curling of these two fingers on th dg on. crotch. ers.

This same procedure was quickly followed wi t ht he remaining Aces. below Fig. the pack is placed face down lengthwise on the table in front of you.ne. __ --. Drag the assembled deck to its original po arrion and square it. and moving the top half of deck forward.. Place it in such a position that you will be able to comfortably look at the long edge of the deck without having to bow your head too much. 82 (long edg~ vJew) Pick up the fi rst Ace and place it on top ~f the pack. Secret: The method used is that of two crimped cards. The Aces of course are not tampered with in any way.J+L. of the deck. I was standing behind the gentleman at the time and I got the shock of my life because the rascal gave the pack just one shuffle . I think I will just s cp-. not at the middle. Cut the pack. 8j (lengthwise) . Therefore. One is at the bottom of the deck. In fact. then cut the deck to bury it." arate them a little'. 84 .handled the cards too smoothly for such an occurrence to be purely chance. He then picked up one Ace. ?eposlt it an front of the lower portion. After removing the four Aces. In cutting the pack the fingers should make contact only at the ends. the other in the center. Pick up the lower portion and place 1~ On top of the upper portion. crimped card.h~nd.aced into position. He did this with the second Ace. l aces on top of deck . at the center crimp. the Aces were coming up 80 often that even he felt something must be done to put the present company in a better frame of mind. Everything seemed fair and above board. Fig. During all this time he never picked up the deck but merely cut each Ace into the deck while the pack was on the table. placed it on top of the deck. In figure 81 they are on the right for a person who normally will use the right hand to cut the pack. also cutting it to the center. The chances of the four Aces coming out at one time were rnathe rna t icaIl y very slim. using only o.and he had all four Aces unde r control on top of the deck! 01 The cardician turns over the four top cards to show the four Aces. The cards can be crimped before the effect and pl.- ~------li~J. The crimps should be on the side at which you would normally cut. it wasn't any great suepr-ise to me when he p~cked up the four Aces and said: 'These cards arc coming up too often. this time using both hands.

held of.e botto. the LATE A card his ARRIVAL is peeked over on top. Then shuffle i:f:t~~~~~11 you end up with sure t~e four Aces end up on top while the To do tb. off the on the table.an to cut at the center crimped card and Table Riffle Shuffle .c to t e right of the lower ha. Again does at.i s release the crimped cards onto each the left hand portion faster than the right hand two cards. All that remains is (or the card' . then the two cards. casually.our Altho telescoped Aces the underlying when cutting carefulness if you were easy. which shows th it . the Aces. The crim ped ~ard Into the center of the deck deck is now on the bottom P' k ped card which was in the center of the procedure of placing it on' t lC hUP the ~eco:nd Ace and repeat the above time cutting it at the center °t. hand.:od :~c~h~t~~. The for the on top f. ly and has The had a different you can better you fumble. each big that it is imperative Any hesitation. nl~ waves be his.lf in readiness for the c r i m ed cards a ree wo Aces each a~e on top of the two halves while the k P. part be no or wi.t=king h . needed effect spectators is worth the little practice master The the sitate two crimped and they cards may will be on the bottom of the pack other at the conclusion which of effect their be used in any of the experiments neces- use.i~p:: ::t~~~g It to the center of the pack. effect.n the center below a crimped card a e in e 81 uatlOn at this stage. Effec t: The m~gi . the it is better cut into A pack will work in it will fo r working. After top while the other two Aces' aree ireal srtuatton is that you have two Aces on figure S?. so but Another The the wave pack is placed card. Shuffle the two i~~ :!~~. place thi-s top half of d k h ICI. much Remember surely rather no previous produced handling.This first cut . are The packets are now on top in readiness principles to the will merely than crimp on the fine mar are crimped the cutting to have ones The portion from the right thumb is back by the left thumb.th a of the quickwhich to other and squared. that there looking. all.as pack. the Aces are apparently lost th ' g ~he remammg two Aces. being held back by the !he right half fall thumb will' of course be holding back quite a number of cards in ate let because it was riffled slowly.e s~ect~to. at t . e on the bottom of th e i r respective halves. cards. he is told card. each 11 The same procedure is adhered to in Ioatn . first. 85 .. the therefore This top card. WIll hand Spectator back it and tells spectator of the to lift top card time and It it is not his to take he himself ThIS time places It IS card th.m.r names his his card. are released into each climax. and over the hrst Ace. It must Ace into crimps make be found be done that fumbling apparent tempo.has placed the bottom crim .

83 Fig. 86 . Naturally the spectator will disavow the card. This is your crucial moment of advantage. Step 7.c~ed card s~co~d from the top. The card is kept i.he po s i tt on for st r tpptng . Remember the name of top card.n the palm squared on all s i de e .s the sele.roffering fi the narrow end.nd of the selection should be on your right as In fIgure 83 WhICh IS a top VIew. carne to mind Deck. Step 5. the pack is turned. selected card. If necessary. is a subtle first: This first ha vi ng a person The description peek at a card method p r oc e-.second {ro~ top. in ~ront of you: T.". Showthat top and bottom cards are not the aej ectton. Instruct spectator to remove top card.U:aCO~a~:g n rather dure follows: a~:88te. Place the pack lengthwise. fourth left p. The palmed card is now replaced to the Ing the nar rcw en 0 top of the pack.:e~ versed broad end on the rlght side • Fig. Its broad end will of course be III t. by St:Pus~ of the Double Running Cut. 4 The bottom card is now cut to the top. Have him replace the card back on top of the deck. Otherwise he may wind up lifting two cards should he grasp the card by the sides. end for end. This bring. above the selected one. When he does replace the card it will not be periectly square or flush. However. ~:fn~iniDg ~eJ:e2'right the hand break with nge r . Side steal the card into the right hand.Secret: There Naturally the eas Stri makes .he wide e. bringStep 3. while the deck is now apparenUy rin the squaring process. 84 Step &. indicate how he is to remove the top card. Wave your hand over the deck. throw-oH. Be sure he removes it by sliding it off the deck with his fingers.:::t~od er on~Premoved peek the 1 methods of accomplishing the effect described. Du g d t the inside. Have a spectator at a card.

Having arrived at one solution the use of a trick pack. point. The bottom card is jogged toward the right about inch as in figut:e 85. at the far right corner and pulling a quarter of an and fourth fingers the bottom card right 3and 4thfing('r pull Or jog bottom c. is controlled Step 2. before and after the Strip. brought except In this that the the as exchange first is made version. tbte stage.ously remembered. to the bottom of the 1. 'His card will be starin the face for the climax.' toward the eyes. but instead up to eye level Third This altho at.Vhich involved impromptu The card in the The Second methods. is not dealt up on the table. face This follows the original presentation Deal.. The card is n:w l~OU merely decided t~ look at the top card indetectable if correctly perf:rm:ed~ on top. ~ The hands. The immediately i n the position shown in figure 84 '. 85 86 87 . Step 9.ght strips hand a£te . Method. Have him remove the top card again.Step 8.rd. peeked or selected... vance toward the pack to re-squa'e wlll be rn the poarn on shown in bgure 84. Fig. Both ha d d n e a..amin t d reaches eye level you say: "You are The action here should b Of g he top card you previ. a:: yourself.. toe next step was to find several :ave One impo~tant of the Stnp-Ollt top of the card . . . The Stnp_OIlt action will be ~:~el~is . Fig.curling under the pack. mg hirn your han. .lrd to right. in procedure A card the same. is called basically the Third the effect Version remains because there is a change Step deck. This jog is formed by the right third . As sao: ::~~: c::1"d by moving backward and upward sure it wasn't the -------"n. a£ . is for the left hand to move the pack forward at the time actton up to the eyes. Also the right forefinger should be Of!.. This time request spectator to a. Version. . by toe use of toe Tabled Second case.ds over the deck. . out th r ar~wlng rr.

The right hand under~uts. The right hand replaces hand the card to the top. The right hand still l"ctalOs Its hold on the right end of deck. this time on top. Apparently you are going to cut to the selected card. Step 4. card. card to the top. Step lected back ure card. the selection is on the to cut to the forefinger so that it remains You make in an apparent selected Aiter it face the Slip Cut.about six cards. by Control card the left se~ to the center. See hg- Step 3. removes denied top being Naturally. the effect as already different it does make explained. Handling. the left The hand right the keeps hand card hold is of left as end the of deck card the in orand chosen der to conceal the jogged up on table. audience This is entirely since is concerned. The card IS replaced by left Naturally this selecthand to the top of the deck. in effect use as the The Fourth far as the jog-strip-out. strips As out the the right jogged hand card goes to of the pack. B7 right thumb at back of deck Fig. As soon as the card is replaced. Step 2. Look at the card and say: "You arc sure this is not the card? Replace the card. 88 . sending left end as the pulled in fig. tosses one. to the.I back as the pack is placed on the table. a e J e c~ed ~d jogg~d as deck 15 l{1ven slip cut Fig. fourth here. Step 3. in front 87. the left hand moves the pack for- ward while the right hand strips out the jogged card backward and up to eye level. The right h~nd should retain the hold of the right end of deck in order not to lose the Jogged ca rd as well as prevent its exposure. Do a Slip jogged effort Cut. ure 86. Finish method However. ed card. of it is included the selected 1.from the bottom top. Step 5. the left immediately left hand covers jogged cd. The left hand now removes the top card ~nd shows it as the is disavowed. the slip As cut the slip cut is made.

you. cards only explanation over the deck the Aces no longer the the Aces" the cardician statement. when It turns out to be the 'hi h er the top card." my Invisible Let me give you a He places they from time..from the deck you must then spectatcr . Tu~~ back to the top. Bottom up. Make another Slip Cut which wi . he deals says: from--top or bottom? He replaces Once they tive table are more came they to admit "Quite on top ?f the pack. and four and asks the Kings. The position of left Io r eHn e r is t~e stnppmg action is shown in figless fiat to convey that it helped PUl~ the c~:X:~~n:~e ~ta:~~uld be more or St~p 4. Act surprised spectator to name his c a done:. !I The pack is ne:t Sc l~. the top. came watch Approaching you ~ver Deal demonstration. the Kings He turns "These on the table the ca rdi c ian turns on top.tator looks up . lC was preswnably placed aside.:rYOu hng one card over the selection. deck Remove the four 89 . The position of the right hand and t the s~m~ bme slightly to the u r e 8S. just place Shuffle the deck. g the selection Have ~he spectator name his card..t~e left. A ways be n~cessary stnp-out to make any of the methods described eyes and as you. face down. get- Step 5. P a remark: shuffle. own -- tu r ns ave r the four Apparently ble Step Step Step Bottom Deal. The right hand moves the deck a . "Well. look up into spe~tator\s stri out the car s soon as spec." at the bottom. however. As the left hand release th t?lS card here.~rn over the card on the left and say: ::1O ~~~ct~:~eint:!::in~Will add~ess h~m. where came This on the bottom The the four carne on top of the deck. The move IS most de ceptive across the table from the INVISIBLE Effect: "Have ble face slowly ician BOTTOM his seen II DEAL audience-to-be. second time the audience Those cards top. Z. An effect. "No. Very The cardcloser. to show that says of his top King as he says: came off the bottom. For the this are are time still Again the question as to whether is posiover the on the as he off the top or bottom. the existence is now demonstrated of the deck have these off the four spectators right. Ask the r "I thought I was right the fi:. to show the truth seems to be the cardicianls An Invisi- 1. Bottom seems which the cardician Deal? to prove Kings they No? smiles and asks: of an Invisifour Aces. Kings cards off the top cards are by the cardician. d.~~:ne~. are dealt off the top. 3. right. Secretly Hold reverse faces bottom toward Aces card.

Turn ave r the four cards on the table as you YBaYlng: "These are the Aces. upaAces. Get break under top [ace up King. This part is important be: cause it makes the finish stronger. Youagree with them and turn the packet face up to flash the King as you say: "Thatls right. ~ext "Those cards came off the bottom.i:i:: :ce ca. Drop Step 5. {ace down on the . moved. Again pose the question: "Top or bottom" and the answer will ag~ln be "top". Turn the deck over to dis. Spcc-. The next one is taken on top f)f the first one until you have dealt off five cards. t. Step 4. The last King really is cards. This time. however." II (Note: A two card push off can be used to get the norrnal count of four. Turn over the top card to show a King. Remove t u removed some cards but do not count them.is a face card on bottom of deck. tator knows that yo d Ki s they will assume that is what you relater when yOUshaw Aces an ngs . Of course ~eeC~:enc::~:rees the backs of the Acel>only.her-efoz e . stop and repeat your question: "Top or bottom? Naturally they will say top. no one will notice how many you have taken because they are watching to see if the cards are dealt off the top and are not counting them.efollowing lines exactly as described. Replace the packet of supposed Kings face down on the top of the deck. Pick up deck. Place [ace up on de ck. This time deal off four cards slowly. Step 9. Say: "No. Hold cket face up. Step 6. /I II Sty: 90 . you show this to be not true by del iv::l:og t~. Turn the King face down on top of the deck and say: "Watch closely and tell me whether these cards come off the top or bottom.h four Kings face down plus one extra card on top. Below t~e face up King are the four Aces plus face down indifferent card.table. one at a time. Turn King face down again. Deal off the foul' Aces face up on table. Step 12. however. Do a half pass after which the condition of paCk. The r-emai nde r of the pack is face up. Step 8. these are the four Kings. Take the top card into the right hand. the King is still p. the method outlined is better because there is less chance of both mishap or detection). Step 7. Step 11. At this point where you count off five cards. Later they assume you had taken only {our cards because you flash the King. Above it on the bottom are the three Kfng s . Pick up deck and show Aces on bottom. Ask them to watch once more. After the fifth card.rd on the bottom. tWO Deal the first three Kings on top of deck. " Step 10.

down top card. w e op t r cc cards. tuen the rest of the-deck lace down The five reversed cards can be secretly used in another four Ace effect' such as The Follow Up Aces. The rest of deck face up. To right the deck Th d k' . or thru Othexusing up cards. A half pass is now made with aU tion. four Aces are picked the up. A half pass is now made under the top four cards. followed by Eve {ace up cards. To set up for another trick. The best procedure is to do the Invisible Bottom Deal ettect and then go thru Step 14.o ca:ds e~rel~a:eld so that it is apparently face The bottom card facing out Th' e down. top two cards and maintain~ it ~rllght thumb.ent. which is described elsewhere in this book. five to the top. The deck is now in an aU one way condi- Ste~ 14. reversed under the arrive at the subtle card Effect: Four Aces the top of the deck. in the 89. THE FOLLOW UP ACES parts of the deck mysteriously that will fool these not knowing possible also in that comes an indifferent Aces. Upon completion you will find the top card will be face down. mom. The top card is transferred to the bottom. effect lost in different A classic plot effect along with the that A double is made 1. a face in an other- to be made at an opportune strategy. of the same effect. while the deck be lo th t ~ce up below them. Actually only top t'. to get wise wise some Step the the {ace other Z. bu i-ie d in the Step deck. method used. Hold them. right hand in a fanned condition near top of the as in figure S lndiH~r~nt cd$ now on top of deck 91 . faces deck up. This requires cards be secretly top face down card previous to performance. obtains a two card break on the and place it on top Th t w e the left hngers peel off the bottom card the rest of the de ck is Ia op three cards are the only ones face down. The necessary setup down of five pack setup face has of five face up cards below in a face down deck. The right thumb ob ta'i n s a break on the top four cards.~ down. The deck is apparently held face down as l~ Step 13.Step \3.

with the right hand only from right to left by placing the packets one on top of the other until the deck is assembled. The left fingers remove the bottom card and without showing it." The left fingers remove the as you say: "And no Aces on the top. Pick up the packets. Let the pack in this condition rest on the table." The left fingers replace the face up to the top.Step 3. Step 5. actually cards. packers are stepped to the right so that about half the o r i g i na l card IS s t'i Il. Turn deck face down into the left hand which again displays the lace up card you showed and reversed to the top. the r erna. hand. accomplished in figure cards. The balance of the deck is placed on th. say: "Th i s bottom Ace I will also place in the center with the other three. top card top card deck but Turn the deck face up and hold it from above with right hand as you "We now have no Ace on the bottom. plus the projecting cards. but with the four cards still projecting. ing three cards.: :~: ently ~::~:~e uation tU. In view as in figure 91. holding deck from above. Step 6. from face the down left in a row The f r orri right left to' right. Let us assume the card showing is the Ten of Hearts. Turn the two cards as one face down then place the top card into the center of the deck.' .'hiS will is easily f~~: t A hand flush with due 90. remark.m-.fourth ca~d.I Step 7. This now makes two face up cards on top of the spectator is aware of only the one you have shown and reversed. ~l . Suit the action to the words by placing the bottom card into the center of the pack. the top the right to the of the hand natural deck. . takes separation of the caused cards. lets a small packet of car~s f~ll bottom of the deck on the first card on the left. Pick up the deck with the right hand from above. Double lift and say: III will also place the Ten of Hearts into the center of the deck with the Aces. square the pack and thus slowly push the four projecting cards in. ~u::. Step 8. With the fingers of both hands. 11 92 . turns You now over the appa. Repeat th i s with from the.r-. hand. Actually there are two cards face up on top of the deck. previously reversed After the turnover be as pictured the top four The right Step 4 Deal supposed the deck Aces. top ten by sitthe A~::.e . .

face up on the table." off the first The hand one. under makes left left card hand may comes hand back to the packet off by the left right time card fingers The face that that held by right hand in order the in finheld fourth be peeled the th urnb . 1. onto The the left first thumb counts one is the left third peels "one. Step that cards right card ger the Naturally 5. seof the is being hand thumb open card. curls in the left selected hand. packet. in right At the peels of the and thwnb up the third stolen. Step card third 4. Turn the packet of twenty one cards face up and hold them from b. of "two" peeled left finger off the large a "three" on the cards in the this however. up packet still in 1'ight hand while 93 . Count off twenty one cards from a well shuffled pac et of twenty one card.Step 9. the Ten of Hearts comes 'I'hka 1S followed by the one two th earts. . audibly which peels off the second is said. Step 3 ".s for a free selection of one. in the left automatically hand.ove with the right hand in readiness for the Ka rdy r-cc Bfddj e Move (See fi gu r e of Follow the Leader effect). Step below bring that deck • Spread the 2. Ten of H ck . Any other method of control selected card third from the bottom can be used. At this table back on the with whereupon point. b ta! a tam a left fourth finger break on two cards the selected '11 b ' WI nng the undercut the packet up to the break which will thad from the bottom. off the It is this lected Step count the left seven lected only 6. As this pick is done. of the table. same fourth fourth go beneath separation the third card hides from the the packet held card the by left right As this the packet this 0asy.~tate that: HBy riffling the de ~~e ~op: Deal the top card. The a fourth already hand. re-stealing Continue peeling is off the cards the from this the right hand packet that until the to of "seven" cards card six cards reached. inward and separates is spoken. also peeling happens. his face selection packet is dropped believes them. the left face thumb card into the left hand as the face The packet count ca r d ic ian card. held face there down are the se- on the table. card from as the count is likewise the fourth other two. on the is at the are spectator among Actually. face up on the table from th~ top ~[ three~~::~r ~~:~~: back to Continue' each Ac~ as you deal TRAVELI NG CARD Stet. a- ~ext. the Upon the selected cards one car~ r t e urn.

on the Countof four the left thumb. Step 9. not taking it. the bottom in the third cket. Right here it above the cards in the right hand left thumb going between the two D. pick it up and say: We have seven cards here. This seven card packet is then placed face down to the rIght of the first packet. B. but it is taken into the right fingers taken under these two. The movement of the right second finger is important in adding illusion to the false count. The remaining cards.ady pre~c. The packet is now turned face down and placed to the r+gbt of the other two. the left thumb lies diagonally across the packet and points toward the upper right corner. Ask which packet contains the sele~. Upon being infor~ed it is in the first packet. The right forefinger will rest along the upper edge while the right third and fourth fingers act as support for the cards as they are taken into the right hand by a sort of licking movement of the right second finger. then the last card. THE FALSE COUNT A. Step 8. Step 10. really two with the selection behind the face card. Counting the cards in the above manner it will be found an easy matte r for left .ted card. Hold the cards face down in your left hand in a dealing po s it i on similar to the standard Mechanic's Grip.thumb to pull back a card. The left thumb deals the top card diagonally over the side in a manner preparatory to second dealing except that in this case the top card is taken by the right hand at the upper right corner between right thumb on top and second finger below. We will explain it here. then proceed to count them by using the f6110wingfalse cou. The third is will be noted that in taking the cards as cover the cards in the left hand with the packets. really e~ght. At this point the selection is seco~d from. C.ibed. but the spectator believes it to be In the fI~st packet. The left three fingers pressing against the sides of the packet with left forefinger curled around the upper right corner. A1~o there ::e six: cards in the first packet and eight in the thud but the audience believes each packet has seven cards. but the underlying principle remains the same. is placed on the face of the c~rds in the left hand.Ste . pulls 94 . The next seven cards are peeled off fairly in the manner alre. The grIp has been changed. under cover of the cards held by right hand. are also counted as seven by merely peeling off the first six cards etngty. Therefore. but flicking tbe second finger agemet the face of the ca rd as the count is called.nt which we de-. vised and then partly divulged in Marlo in Spades. The second card is likewise treated underneath the first card.

at~er the ikIus ion of haviilg taken a false count with the faces of the c:::~~:~:tr~s t~:S::~~:na:e~imes execute to Step 11. any pack of cards may be used as it is strictly impromptu. Getting back to the effect 0 h ' State that you will cause their card to ~eaaveJust counted six cards as seven. pick up the top card and use it to scoop up r-e the packet. Step 12.a~ate Slightly just as \~:/~:t~~e. back is not to create s:~! a card. your card has traveled over seven cards as e i ht ~ve erg t ~~rd~ mstead of seven. Originally. it was a problem he delighted in doing and was associated with him. a card was found reversed. Whenhe very slowly. which was originally in order. pac et . cards remain.the top." False count the packet and journe~ o~er ~: ::y: I wlll ~ow cause your card to leave this this time over the third k e last one. wbich proved to be not only of the same value but occupied the same respective position as the card originally reversed in the opposite packet. Pick up the second packet and sa . does sal moment drop the Ask the spectator for the first time to name his card. E. card is pulled back and t~:l:! ~a:!:ce Ie git i'mate'ly continued up to seven. In the normal count.hould have eight. then one card was reversed among them. the r-efo . then .y. Leave the selected card face up as you packet back on the table. turn over the top card of the tbird packet which. Count the cards to show that only seven Step 13. Briefly the effect consisted of two packets of cards each conta1ning a suit in complete sequence.h . Usmg this second finger m . In the present version. face down on the table. One more point: The moveme card pulled. second one. . Lightly shak th va the packet and travel over to the slowly count out six cardse c packet.geragainst the but r. 95 . one at a tune. the method involved the use of a complete packet of double faced cards plus a force of one card. the ught secon.cket. One of these was rnixed. The count is then < ." Count the eight cards fairly by dealing them one at a face down on the table. ti me IMPROMPTU UEPIIG Altho the item in question was not exactly an invention of Liepzig's. had rearranged itself into the same sequence as the rnixed packet and what is more.t pa. This automatically brings the card to the top. Later it was found that the other packet.the card back on the lef. Pick up the third packet and remark: "Over here naturally we now s. then we should h .at this should be in your hands. Step 14. over the tabled second packet. of the card at the same t i The rIght forehnger flicks a ' sep.dfin. After the reverse count the selected card will be second from. "If here. Once more shake the cards lightly.

ninth and tenth are merely spread. Follow the mixing of the packet by a few simple false cuts to retain their new order. When the Spade packet of cards is counted. the ninth and tenth are. turn the top card. Step 6. these Heart cards I will mix to disarrange them. 6 order. Start to arrange the Heart cards In se. Aiter the above Bottom Deal Count. from top down. 2.Step 1. etc. 9. Step 4. leave it face up in a s~~~a~-out condition on the table. Turn the two cards face down again. face up on the packet as you patter: "We will leave these cards in order." (See Poker Prediction and a Principle elsewhere in this book. the fifth card is taken from the top. 5. counted fairly. COWlt he ten cards by taking the first two fairly. Upon examination. Push the top two cards into your right hand. Remove only ten Spade c~rds from the deck and also ten Heart cards. When you are about half thru arranging the Heart suit. What you did secretly is now done very openly. You. of course. One." This you proceed to do but in such a manner that you really arrange them into the same identical order that the Spade packet is in. 6. han~ the Spa~e packet to a spectator requesting him to arrange ~hese cards In ?rder Just as you are doing." As you start to count the packet is turned face down I to do this. 5.9. two. neath the two cards held in the right hand. eighth from the bottom.ctator has finished arranging the Spade cards. Z. 10. the spectators will not suspect anything.10. S 2 AIter you have arranged the Heart packet. Make a double lift turning the two cards. When the spe. the packet of cards. 4. The next two caede are pushed out one at a time from the bottom of the packet to unde r-. Upon completion of the count. II . However. 8. 7. Step 5. the seventh from the top. 7. of course . However. eighth card from the bottom. have ten cards also. Step 8. 8. without reversing their order. Step 7. Ace. Namely. The next card is pushed from the top of the packet to under the cards in right hand. the seventh from the top. it is secretly arranged into an entirely different order thru the use of the "Bottom Deal Count. Ace of Spades.. 3. it will be found they are in the exact order of the Spade packet.quence from Ace to ten. 3. the sixth from the bottom. is arranged in Ace. the third and t fourth cards are taken from the bottom.) Step 3. then taken below those already on the right hand. as one. face up on the packet exposing a two of Hearts as you state: "These cards a re mixed. The sixth card is pushed out from the bottom. This means that his packet w111 also start wi t'h the Ace on top. take them from him and say: You have arranged your cards in exactly the same order as mine. 4. Hold the Heart packet face down in your left hand. The Ace should be the top card while the ten wIll naturally be at the face.

These cards are tossed face up on the tabled cards each going on their respective suits. whereupon you turn over the top card to dis dose that they are the same -. saying: "Perhaps you would find the problem. turn them face up the cards that are still in orde~s ~. This wUI happen as he takes a card that is dire~tly above. Step 12.0." By this time you have turned the three cards face down again. In other words. You reme~ber this. With the two of Spades once more touch the top card of assistant's cards. more interesting if you caused my cards to arrange themselves the way yours are mixed. l~ taking off your card do so by taking it at the lower right corner. Both Aces are tossed face up on the table. It also is a deuce.rh ~hese cards:" Take the Ace of Spades saying: "I touch d p . Now instead of turning over the top card. Of course. the face up card. center. Step 14. in a reversed ccndttton. t e card 1S retul"ned to the seventh position.Step 9. Toss them on the tabled packets. The spectator drops his card down.rsntt . Have the spectator turn over his next card to Oncemore touch your packet. Pretend as if once more you are going to touch his packet oct instead change your mind.one card ove~ (rom its original position. ~~ectl~~tl~~ate~ 111 ~in cause your mixed_up cards to arrange themselves O your to ca:: e. nines. Keep repeating this process of the spectator always using his top card to touch your Spade packet. At the same time watch when the face up card shows up. As an ex. Triple lift the top three cards as one. wtt thia Ace.the packet. Please tnr n over your top card and with it touch my packet. execute a double lift. ~ave him turn the card face u lXandc::~fro~ t?e top. When the card is rc~o~::etn~~: :~ken f. two tens.". 1nt. Step 15. this is quite impossible but what is a car dician worth if he doesn't at least attempt the impos aibre.in this case. tr e eart packet for the selection of a card. Step 13. In this c h 1 . At this stage. Will you please turn over the top card?" He oe s so and finds he now has an Ace instead of the deuce . Turn face up the second card of the Spade packet. ma~ sure it . turn them face up to disclose a three. sUPpose he takes the s' th ' ere it comes from. back or agfnaI pc stttcn. However.~urn th~ two cards face down again and n w I e you pi ck up the Spade packet. Once mo r e both are the same. The assistant touches the Spade packet. Step 10.lXed up packet in your hands while 1 take hand the packet to the assista t' h. Have him turn his card over. returned to one card over from its ase. in this case.op two cards as one. he will be holding a card in h i s hand while the face up card will be on the packet. Both cards are tossed face up onto their respective packets. however. The two cards will match because the face up eight was returned.rom somewhere in the ample. Once more double liit the t and say: "I want you to hold thi . then turnmg 97 " . spread th H'~· Altho this is a free choice. At this point he will touch your card.

counting do so ten 92. and III the same postttcn Step 17. still back up. Step table. one at a time of the one while number. to show that th~ turnIng these remaining rapidly by both ca r-di c. to conform coincidence selection should packet. variaas it of the be made card. Call attention to the face up c~rd now e' s packet and say: "If these things are really happenlll~. the to the other numbers. cards are remaining arranged Because as his. permits of the of greater spectator's ca r di c ian .eechoi ce and yet not lower if the is perfectly of fact. point eighth enough is. as it can gives well be understood the top four way of four of cards card it easy should anywhere from a l. The MINUS POCKETS cardician deals are at any of both out ten cards. packet now causes el Over to the odd packet.so freely selected and reversed should also reverse it s elf In my packet. themselves the reversed why the cards cards which free point of the routine spectator in rapid to the is the of the make than Heart high the has been and unison re~c.ian over too the have one at a time. sides Have face the deck toward shuffled as you the and then deal and the they cards The overlap first one cards at a time laid other laid on the with going is up. be forced the better. the of a mental 1. Note are of them performer in figure move. which The du- the now reversed card spe c tato r+s packet. over the face up card. cards. with left hand. to think of the that dealt face same at up. the~ the card YO~. even card containing to trav- cards r s . to travel In over selected _ a sort in the packet is caused transposition. ten the one spectator into cards. S1o\~ly turn over your hand to disclose the face up card of the same value. POCKETHEREAl First Effect: row. two odd the an even ed to think spectator et of ten all the former odd number. the cards eighth and it really card but also those can As a matter makes tions between any time finish very not only strong. among lies out card mentally even packet to think even the is then picked numbe mentally heaps. avoid Method. is other The The a long To askpackperodd double Two spectators the possibility of a card is asked cards at the requested thinking of a card up and of anyone card. Rub your packet. the selected turn.hed. the the and in a way. in the spectate 16. each card away from the cardician as bridged upwards for a later that down 98 . to look routine This.hand is kept palm downwards to conceal plicates the value of the face up card in the Step :::t 'the visible face up card is dealt off on the table. the into at the from ten. As the high treated cards.

Also as packet is scooped up left hand turns palm up again and left fingers hold the packet of now eleven cards. an even number. The left hand turns back up to scoop up the row of ten cards. 93 Step 2. Remember that the card is not pulled back into position shown until left hand is palm down. h1Sway of porntmg out then possible selections ma es i t easy and less confusing for the spectators.C"rds deait out going away frorn performer card secretly added ill.arately wi. an odd number. The odd packet really contains all the possible even cards. As a matter of fact. Openly deal the packet into two piles counting as yOU deal. Al-. h~ve:second sP. supposedly still only ten. Naturally in scooping up the cards the one card is also added to the packet. Fig.me. which 1S sh11 m your left hand.packets to what the spectator is led to believe.S.. are then squared and held face down i.ectator mentally select k ' S. Step 3. all the odd and even cards are in oPPosite. On the ninth count execute a double deal. "One.th the odd and even cards.inet the edge of the table. 99 II . At the same t. them. obtain a left fourth finger break under the top card of the deck. separated from the rest of the deck. in readiness for a One Hand Secret Addition. two. Now point out the e fast spectator mentally select one of any of the even card T e~en ones. that is the top and bottom cards are dealt off as one. while the even packet really has all the odd card. While the spectators are busy making their mental choices you in the. etc.irne th~ left thumb pulls back on the top card causing it to pivot downward and ag a. Step 4. where the move is just being started. The packet of eleven cards. This secret card is now used to scoop up the ten cards as shown in figure 93. the pull back and scooping up of the cards is done simultaneously. At this stage. This will leave a single card. which is snapped and placed on the even packet. Step 5.n the left hand ready for the deal. so the first packet has six cards while the supposed even packet has Iive cards.S cards a r e scooped up. m~anti. Explain that you will deal se ' Point out the odd cards and have th p. Step 6. supposedly the tenth. These cards are next taken by the right hand while the left hand drops the balance of the deck to the table.

Turn the packet faces toward yourself and remove the second epectatorre card. which you toss face up on the table alongside the !irst one. otherwise the transposition will It s effect. Continue by taking the second card. Briefly the spectator thinks of one of ten cards and remembers at what number it lies. Apparently the fi r st spectatarls !i:: card has traveled from one packet to another. counting "two" and then ?ropping it face down on top of card numbe r one. after which the card is dropped face down on the table.) Drop the packet. The remaining four cards are dropped face down on the pack. Count it fairly as five. The success of the above effect naturally depends on presenting a clear picture of where each card is supposed to be. Pick up the other packet which is supposed to contain only four cards at this time. The selected card is caused to transpose. Next count the five cards as four by the use of the Buckle Count. Take the top card of the deck in your right hand and holding it face up toward spectater count "one. not have SECOND METHOD. Still holding the remaining cards spread them and say: "We still have five of the odd cards. tossing it face up on the table. Turn the packet (ace toward yourself. The effect of this method is identical with the first in that it also is a transpoait. Step 1. Tell the spectator to think of any number from one to ten inclusive.. then pick up the supposed odd packet. .- 7. Pick up the packet of live cards. Next hold the even packet over the odd packet and shake the cards. Count these cards fairly to show there are now six cards." Turn to second spectator and ask: tlWill you please name your card and I shall cause it to travel to the other packet. Step 8. after which these cards are dropped face down on the top of the deck. After the pack has been shuffled hold it face down in the left hand. PI Step 2. and remove. " After spectator names his card you go th r u the same business of seemingly shaking out his card on the other packet. show its face.io» except in this case only one spectator participates. who thought of a card at an even nUITlbe r to name his card." Ask the spectator. This packet contains all the even cards and I shall cause your card to leave this packet and go into the odd packet. spread fh ern to show there a r-e as you say: "We have five cards in each packet. (See Chapter on Double and Triple Buckle. the spectator1s card. Count the five cards as four now tbru the use of the Buckle Count again.t h each succeeding card until you have thus counted off ten cards which now lay in a face down packet on the table. Using these ten cards only (no extra card is used in this method) they are dealt into two piles of odds and evens. Repeat this procedure wi.

busy trYlng to remember . up selection no mo r e-no 101 . are tabled packet toward The cards. even'. After you {eel the pr ope r amount of time has elapsed pick up the tabled packet and deal it into two. you pick packet Let us assume up the supposed cards. even. over I shall he said he thought odd packet attempt to and you pick "Then your your of an odd number. on the table. of five and travel to the other. The odd packet slightly thru over table.Step 3. Once ~~: more ~:: the situation ~:. In counting off the ten cal:ds. he will not notice Step 4. count. Place the pack aside as you kee on '.~:~ really is opposite contains to what the spectator cards while is led to ~:l~::e~ll all even the even pack- Step 7.} fi . etc. . (See the The packet are tossed evthe Traveling is then face on the erything single Card an explanation of this removed person less! and tossed can check while up on the supposedly point any skeptical a s there now nine makes in the packet of ten. packets of odd and even cards. shaken down 9. In case the reader hasn't realiz . These Count.. opposite five cards now counted. is picked performer. of the right are hand to leave instance this packet is in this packet. will forget that the top card of the tab l dP pat~enng m order that spectators card. number ply. corresponding In this card " is held the face down at the fingertips packet. 00. not odd. say: cause name Step and face Step Turn to the spectator and say: "Will you please tell me whether the you thought of was odd or even?" Depending on the spectator's reup the your card card. Ste~ 6. However do n~t co~t the cards but merely say as you deal: "Odd. as four on the the use of the Buckle The packet is then dropped The turned other face opposite for faces table. ' but because the spectator is too this. counted false card as s i x.... remaining At this cards a total up and false particular selected four cards. e packet 1S really the tenth or even Step 5. they hav~ been automatically reversed ed rt.0. until all ten cards are dealt. Please 8.. a card at h18 thought of number. e.

Step 8. then to show there are remove. After the pack has been shuffled hold it face down in the left hand. Count it fairly as five. Turn the packet {ace toward yourself. Conti~ue by taking the second card. show its face. Count the five cards as four now thru the use of the Buckle Count again. Take the top card of the deck in your right hand and holding it face up toward spectator count Hone. the the Ii r-at spec- shake the cards. The selected card is caused to transpose. tossing it face up on the table. spread them to show there art' you say: "We have five cards in each packet. and spectator's card. 11 Pick up the other packet which is supposed to contain only four cards at this time.. Next count the five cards as four by the Count. after whi ch these cards are dropped fa ce down on the top of the de ck . 'f Step 2. SECOND METHOD. The success of the above effect naturally depends on presenting a clear picture of where each card is supposed to be. which you toss face up on the table alongside the first one." Ask the spectator. Tell the spectator to think of any number from one to ten inclusive. Apparently tator's card has traveled from one packet to another. who thought of a card at an even number to name his card. Next hold the even packet over the odd packet and use of the Buckle the packet. (See Chapter on Double and Triple Buckle. Pick up the packet of five cards. Still holding the remaining cards spread them and say: "We still have five of the odd cards. Repeat this pro:' ce~ure wit h each succeeding card until you have thus counted of[ ten cards which now lay in a face down packet on the table. Count these cards fairly cards. This packet contains all the even cards and r shall cause your card to leave this packet and go into the odd packet. Briefly the spectator thinks of one of ten cards and remembers at what nwnber it lies. The effect of this method is identical with the first in that it also is a transposition except in this case only one spectator participates. counting "two'! and then ~ropplllg it face down on top of card number one.ingl y shaking out his card on the other packet." Turn to second spectator and ask: "Will you please name your card and I shall cause it to travel to th~ other packet: After spectator names his card you go thru the same bu sine es of ee em. Step 1. otherwise the transposition will not have its effect. after which the card is dropped face down on the table. . The remaining four cards are dropped face down on the pack. n::. Turn the packet faces toward yourself and remove the second spe ctatc rvs card.:.) Drop pick up the supposed odd packet. Using these ten cards only (no extra card i s used in this method) they are dealt into two piles of odds and evens. ~ : nOW six 7.

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