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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

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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,

ED.

MARLO

CHAPTER ONE

SENSE

OF

TOUCH
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.
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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

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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.

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THE

WISHING

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February,

TRICK.
1945)

(The Phoenix,


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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.
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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.
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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. "

ONE

HAND

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.

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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,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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(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.

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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

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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.

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(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
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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

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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:

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

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

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

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

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. A card is of the is return it is controlled to the bottom. the remaining cards undercut apparently in the left hand. This position is only momenta I lef. 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. loses it into thO The face up top hali is on the table. The the are left placed thumb face for it reaches the face up between both hands. face down.up and placed On the face of h 1£ ak 18 secured under it. A double c:rdsbut a~tually it goes to the top Thls half can ~ow be casually face up and dehberately placed . 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. The The left tabled cards under on the The selectee is asked a negative answer. card turned is spread Have face Thru-Shuffle the 14 and when face up portion selection a face down is not in evidence. The face up where it now covers the six rcvers~~ shown on both sides. the face The tabled remark thwnb propelling held the packet steal forward. of the deck. face This is depicted hand further The reversed of the 15. You now . Upon receiving in the the left hand. the hand side. c r irnp and sets the top fa h 1£ make apologies as you' re~:r':: face down.:::~h for the . in a s~u/n left ?~nd. 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. hand. is made first. table. face time card by the The the tabled to the half. face the in the left packet The is then Push- is now cut.e and placed face up to one side.t behind on the face down porr~~ono:. cut off and placed face down. right remaining up half. to reveal up amongst 23 .The pack is held face up and spread as ~~ card he sees. aids left shown in this forefinger operation rests 19. th:t A ~~~ked. looks up.criITlp~d packet to be tght hand lITlmedlately cuts at the ~~o the ri~ht as in figure 18. This down portion steal that is Indete ct abl e and forward selection face the hand if portion action bottom covered card. of the 20. 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. This card is remo Ydourequest a spectator to call out e pack is squared and still face u v. after which it is turned onto the tabled portion as in figure 17. Turn the left band face down. selected card that is on the table is no~e ~OsltlOn. in the shuffle it is held position.

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

27. This is a one hand cut where the top half of the deck pivots around third and fourth fingers. 31. Figures 25. But for a laugh you say very seriously: "Here is a shuffle I invented but a lot of people are using it nowadays. After making some of the above shuffles. to the beginning and end of their little repertoire. a care-free attitude. Figure 23. Figures 29. either the spring or pressure type. these stamp one as pr ofes s ionak . You say: "This is the Russian Shuffle. Use these bits with your card tricks for the much to be desired finish they will give you. This is the usual riffle or dove-tail shuffle. II Russian Shuffle. Army or Rifle Shuffle. An air of nonchalance. then is brou~ht b~ck on to the pack. say: "The Jewish shuffle Passover.28. As the abov~ ale ight 1$ being performed. Tell the spectators you will now show them the Jewish shuffle. IT Fancy Shuffle. Do the Charlier One Hand Cut as shown in the illustrations and as you do it slowly. You Shuffle It. This is the well known and very common overhand shuffle used by everyone. you say: "The Mexican shuffle .one revo lnti on after another. However. 30. 11 Jewish Shuffle. One card rusbtu' after another. Figure 24. 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 ". We refer you to the illustrations.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.get it?" Overhand Shuffle. you say that you have shuffled them enough now and wish someone else would demonstrate 25 . 11 Mexican Shuffle. Say the last word as the lower portion of the deck is passing over and on to the top of the pack. but for the gag you say: "This is the old army shuffle _ the RIFLE shuffle . On this you do nothing but a two handed fan as in figure 32.26. it is done slowly as you explain that it is the Fan-cy shuffle. and to sprinkle tt wi th a httle spice in the way of gags. often done with the Electric or strung-together pack. The shuffle in which the cards are sprung from one hand to another.

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take . "Hurts. finger on Riffle a spectator at any time s.2.are and ask you squeeze ready the to have to insert pack a card his selected. As he r eache sjc do so.. held in the left hand. is advanced toward the person with the request that the person cut the deck. reach over with the only take the top to the side with the one card "Shuffle skill. s ix Hold the 4 letall the a gag its them left trick working. of the deck. Cut I (ty? Fig. Hurts. follow up after the above item.30~ in your left hand. with About pack he does. ~ t~eir nght card ~lll~ It. With show complete hand. table On the of Hve . With the deck hand to apparently off by the ends. out as the you bottom say: half of the pack.e rest seem . the he front chooses.. 27 by the who are by stating of the a foot ends six above as familiar repeat the with the card table.~ . to the magic cl. th. lights. give the deck to someone. is a good The pack. the left forefinger kicks hand Small make (local Cicero. cemetery it? of the When it? This and will deck pick fall saying same "This is the (In Chicago. A Marlo repeat bers the right ting that doeantt Gag.••• Town a series joke the Shuffle.ub memt r ick. He WIll be most surprised Em." In this cuts the cards are at the you laid can against time: say the chest as you . face down. . Inste~d The left hand at the same time drops If the moves are even fairly well done.. count 2.3.~ying: together it. town) of clumsy shuffle.to be the entire pack. This portion is caught in the right "Thanks. 11 Cicero) You know. each one in your off a card to the at a time you count . Thanks! This Give it to the spectator and say: to find he only holds one card. Aren1t is doesn't end now yo·oJ. card you I incorrigible?" for your hand as you magicians Begin version about count.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

April. The title for the sleight was suggested by Bert Fenn to Whom I had shown the move . As you display bottom using curl thus in figure card the 37. but a very effective change which gives all the advantages of a bottom change. in its To make hand favor for the is the fact the change. gets the as by making the card bottom the fingers 1. card the card in this held case in the right the card hand is exchanged in the right card being ha. 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. change. h~d b ei n g fingertip the to shove projecting for out to the right The card diagonally is in this position. the bottom eXChanged for of the deck. e." In both for the top top and bottoJTl card changes.nd is left on top of deck. without the disadvantages. it to hide corner.CHAPTER THREE BOTTOP (Reprinted This CHANGE from The Linking Ring. second airnrl a r to the held in right right corner. To quote Bert: "This is neither fish nor fowl. at the bottom it is now ready 35 . 1950) for that card classic "Every- is a sleight which I evolved especially where and Nowhere". the original A big point pack illusive. over the top Change.. 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. howevc'r. the left hand deal move. of the pack. in the left 36. of the left around loosened.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The not contain a suit or color of that particular card. cone ide r-abl e distance the index the index: the use ace but in front of a mi r row. and mirror Preparation: mirror cards will of Clubs. there to realize it yourself to distinis left infar down. cards the top card. audience 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. aJ:'e purposely rather risky does while forefinger to create range.r Clubs are placed therein. 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. 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. placed on each of the threes. count. Both indexes are visible. not be very do the buckle To make you may think three. an ace. Index made visible. removable. 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. other 42 . side the of the five into The three of the is pushed center so that to cover it. The right forefinger covers the upper pip. two the are lower are ap- placed Previous parently on each pip. need not word. raised Notice corner dexes While that guish while and that to vanishing. and If you doubt At a certain distance. The 3 of Diamonds is pushed in between four cards enough to cover the lower pip. 44. audience. face four pip. should necessary mirror working. The an ace. This four card These be the vanish. 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. bottom. pip is covered the upper by upper pip. without are where The any the ace The whatsoever. the four while those Detail of Figure 44. Four cards are four cards must ample. 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. you now cards would In case be used.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

for wa rd on With the by pressing in the back end of the the sleight. This canting process is an important detail later Step 4. and af'te rtin1e the lMt hand is {lush By this the deck.e back of the card and the face of the deck peeking out. 12.:pleted the jogged Step card card to 'coop turns with it up. On these either occasions cards can be used the face of the pack. card should that follows. top two Lifting). of 3. causing in the that using down except over. hand den but an open move yet it effectively of the deck. of a faced The This deck. 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. At the right the on the for time under This only. There is a sharp contrast between th. 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. ~l~S co'. 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. the right same up only which of at the side time right deck card deck that rest very corner. into the (See outer "Hit Method" the of Double that right cards deck for the of their Length. a. back Any such to normal action position.. The Double 'I'ur-nover Change is especially effective when used with the deck face up. will do. hand. 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. ' d use s it. up into the redescribed. Double lUt the face cards of the pack turn them face down injogging them in the process. whether he wo uld like card to go to the . 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.. of the left position. 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-. tory to Step end Step doing The Ambitious the move Double Lift 80 2. they thumb extend push be the second card from the top prepara- Step 1. cards. face the left fingers pull on the pass it to revolve hand. Turn the left hand over to expose the the face of the jogged top card(s) visibly as or ~OU.sk spectator lIlV"lSlbly. When you start to Lift the card there seems to be no question but that it is being dealt. the cards Insert at the the about pack upper two a third forward right as hand one corner.

Shove the out jogged card flush with the deck follow by a slight riffle on the upper end of the cards. indifferent card card. Pull cards outward until th deck. 8 ". Step card.:ha~C\~O r. CQ1:ne1: beand first finger Step 6. like this.~~:~t:~n !:~:~::~f~a:u a.f the gives top as yOU seemingly it is the action. or As already cards. n rnge r on face of card.Inb on back e eco d fi the i r outer right along outer edge of card(s). 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. So saying. the title bas Fenn. in of four Because "Upside Since then of passed in suspected. grasp exveeme.ply do this. "y' "That'. of 1950 we showed Card to Pocket. mechanics Misdirection 1. "That way of doing it way is to do it invisibly Lrorn the anything. 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.n the palm.cally jogged card(s) as one withYr~~~~ h:~dI':t 8im. which cards during were the palm the pushing off.rto would center first s~uare the .al excuse 55 .card(s) are pushed flush with urn only. that whole the idea is place simple. then turn the top card over to show that it has seemingly traveled from the center to the top. of deck in the same out jogged condition as before. topnotch under ly in the "Repeate on from these Palm. a fOOll' anawe . 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. for be mentioned the stated. MISDIRECTION Around into was were had the center action made the PALM using pack." tween right th\J. Continue The II . With the ~i~gle It ati Il IS the ~bltlOUS not be domg of the deck. A the right Second fi reo S finger and th t~:g. we will it is about time it appeared pages. 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-. called it out. op c~r outward rnee rted Into center soon as end of card(s) hits ng:r lets loose and. pack: a Icg i- It must application . rnne r ~tep. and describe to Bert who listed been Misdirection Since we feel the the move of the to Ca rdictan. a move the that i. right r Step 7. a card Merely into of this the palming center that idea off the o. The actual mechanics a .". hard Step 9. now out jogged the spectators aas ume by saying.

moves to the right side of the pack in order to again show the projecting card. 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. A new position is taken with the right hand corrung over the deck. 56 . The right fingers and thumb now rel~ase their hold on the cal'~. 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. Whenthe right four fingers have pushed in the projecting card for two thirds its length. The spectator. pack. will completely miss the palming of the top card. Step 8. 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. Because of the sudden forward action of the right fingers. Step 7. the top card will suddenly pivot and spring up into the palm as in figure 63. Insert the card irom the iront end of the pack into the center of the Step 4.r i_ ld t hack in the leit hand and deal off the top card. they move back as unit to the back end of the pack as in figure 62. Step 5. Note that the left thumb is still at the leit side of the pack. Step 6. At this stage the right hand. between the right thumb on top. while the left thumb moves to the left side of deck at this stage. Step 3. fingers below. with the card up against the palm. The card is pushed in for ~ third of its length with the right fingers and thumb still holding the upper nght corner. keeping his eye on the projected card. Not until this card is seen does the right hand complete pushing in the card.

address the selectee in this manner: "I do not know what card you selected but I will cause it to go into my pocket. Show the bottom of the pack and call its name. Note this c ar dt a name. f e mwar toward the body. 57 . The "Repe ate r Selected favorite routines. Down riffle the upper left corner of the pack with the ball of left thumb. It is one of our REPEATER SELECTED CARD TO POCKET ~::~!. Upon completion of the riffle As has .f gel's . deck. Say: "I may have cut your card to the top. Turn the cards face down on top. ask: "Are you sure the Queen of Diamonds is not your card ?" Step 5. ~~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. but do not mention It. Step 4. the top card.card?" Turn the pack face down. Step 6. and say: "The King of Clubs. hold it back toward spectator. a a ows shows its application. Mter the card ha b ' . Reach into the right pocket. Turn the two cards as one.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. If the card is held at spectator's eye level. apparently. For example: "Is the four of Spades your. Watch!" Step 7. It is important that you do not so much as glance at the card you are holding. slightly off to the right. Right?" Immediately place this card on top of the deck and make a double lift to actually show the King of Clubs. Step 3. and you look directly into spectator's eyes. remove one of the two cards there." Make a double lift to ~how. Assume it is the King of Clubs. Have a card selected or peeked at. look at it yourself.slightly riffle the fro:t ::~ ~~~~:d In flush with the deck. then control it to the top by means of the Double Undercut. Take off the top card and holding it with the back of the card facing spectator. the identity of selected card can be seen out of the corner of your right eye.Step 9. As an example. Step 2. let us say it is the Queen of Hearts.. the right finthe nght hand drops to the side. at about spectator eye level. Return the card to the top of the pack but now you know its name. face down.

the left is above the into remark the in diffe r ent parts pushed fourth of the Second: pack. are ace ion up Ace and thumb cards insert corners open This The stops to twelve As you later. leave behind the palmed ca r-d and a~d I Will re- mo!e ~e second indifferent out showing it. finger fourth that presses the palm. Step 2. while Aces left face up on table.Address the spectator once more: "1 will. 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. Step 3. hand. The student can readily sec that step 5 is important tive. which Aces accomplishing finger bottom on the the pack and previously top five An indifferent placed and and shown shown. i' f.top card mtD. that into upper deck. can also Aces. place it into once more. now ten are bottom. 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. to leave Aces about twelve undisturbed indexes Aces are di s t r-ibuted thz-u the inserted up to their 58 . the deck and exe~ute misdirection palm which sends the Ki. SIMPLE Step SHI FT Hold Pick the deck face with first key up in left right at about Ace card three as words. top card the Aces right to been This are obtain Palm such as four a break technique.ng of Clubs into the palm of nght hand. of about in a manner In other thirty cards. Bring the card the center of the deck of Clubs. Ste 9 Reach into the right pocket. the the them right and After it with change for the have are with to palm fourth the not Third. the note pack the at upper Keep be- 1." back outwar~~ as you say: wit~_ do it Step 10. riffles from Ace." Here you place the . Once more rime the deck. The hand ten here. ~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. 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. 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. the briefly. place the King of Clubs : St~~ ~~to the deck. apparently card bottom. Watch the King card. under card with be used The the with a slight cards Aces deck. index break low it.

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

Step pack. in figure 66. pler in thf s case. plus the pushing and hard in of Aces series a bewildering to follow in of the of natural actions. Hindu Also. Notes. comes in Aces mediately Locate right out injogged a Quadruple Hindu Shuffle or preferably a single cut.::s~ses 60 for it. 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. (See Double Under_ cut chapter). In stripping them out the plunged out sort cards. 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!:. hand the left. Do a Double Under-cut to bring Aces to the top. parts xn a of Im-. 11. In placing Aces in different while the pack is in a fanned condition. h. DROP Two SWITCH ADDITION Methods. at this time we wish to . portion Cut. ing to strip of sideways. Using one the hand.~ep 10. a. you as will find it easier and less hirid-. the key card and bring Show Aces not on bottom or top. the closing to make and strip-out combine parts of pack. they may he placed The spotting of a key card is simfan.

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

In this version you place the four Aces reversed on the bottom of the deck. the above sleight is correctly done the illusion is perfect and the sleight imperceptible. squares the packet and carries the face down cards upwards and deposits them face down onto the face of the face up deck.and tends to give reassurance that everything is all right. immediately after the release. Step 1. its chief advantage lies in the followup. U Second Method. 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. 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. The left hand.over and back . This six card setup is also bridged upwards for its entire length L. Directly beneath the face card will be the four Kings reversed.Step 9. The second flip back to show a flash of the King is one continuous motion . Step 10. This method is identical in principle to the first except that in this instance the pack is handled face down. 62 . The audience believes these cards to be only the four Kings but actually the Aces have been added above them.

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

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. 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". actually the right hand turns over ~he top ten cards.l._--A _ .ty to i hide the crimping action from the front. Deal the top four cards. . 69 Fig.Step 10. with the left forefinger curled around the upper right cor ne r of the pack. in the Mechanic's Grip. Step 11. 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. supposed aces face down on the table. 70 64. This is easily accomplished due to the natural sepa eatrcn caused by the five previously reversed cards. The right hand comes over the pack to square it but in t-ea. left forefinger crimps cards. Step 3. 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. It is important that the crimp be put in as quickl y and as easily as possible. Step 1. This action will be covered by right hand (omitted for clarity). in crease of left forefinger. You now apparently turn down the four aces. Step 2. To do this.quare the aces flush with the top of the deck. Fig. the right hand is upper right corner of bottom cd . METHOD FOR CRIMPING Several effects in this book depend on a crimped card or cards.

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

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

of course. will follow. 67 The . Step 2. Step keeps to cut to the second 9. In cutting to each succeeding Ace the pack is always treated as al- it is possible to which. Pla. to one side. an Ace is turned up. ready explained in steps 1 to 8 inclusive. With all four Aces 011 the top. The method follows.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. Step 1. face-up. The face_up card. do the One Hand Throw Cut. 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. on top of is This rema~lllng. In s e r-t the Aces into the pack and control them to the top by the use of the Simple Shift. This process is repeated. Openly remove the four Aces on the pretext of showing that you use only four of them. Step 3. and offers to turn up an Ace on either one of the two packets. ~~e. in left hand.c~ th~ Ace. each time the spectator is given his choice the performer turns up an Ace. is turned face-down. handled face down. Aces in this case are. He next cuts the deck into two portions.l ~~:~l:~e hand. using only one hand. Ace. No matter which packet is chosen. This is continued even tho there i s only one Ace remaining. 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 9. On the other hand. the effect is te rrninated as it is turned face up. This t irne it is not necessary to hold back the top card in rnak i ng the Throw Cut. Turn up the Ace of the desired half. The left little finger maintains a break between both halves so as not to lose the central Ace. An Ace will be on the tabled portion and two in the left hand packet. This step is kept as the two halves are picked up and placed in the left hand. Let us assume this last is the situation and proceed from there. the performer's right hand palms off the Ace from the cards he holds. The effect IS now flnlshed by turning the Ace 011 this packet. you pick up the tabled portion and place it into the left hand. the left hand portion is openl y dropped on these cards. therefore it doesn't make any difference which portion he chooses. . Once again toss off all the cards up to the break. This time you have an Ace on top of each half.th.Step 4. However. Step 7. 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. This time there isn't any necessity to keep a break.e cards on the table as the right hand scoops them up. Step 5. Should the epe ctato r choose the Ace to be in the left hand. After this Ace is discarded. addi. The procedure at this point may change depending on which Ace had to be turned up. The last Ace is now on top of the deck. Give spectator a choice of either packet and turn up an Ace on the one of his choice. Let us suppose the spectator chose an Ace from the portion held in the left hand. Step 10. Mer ely toss off all the cards above the break on the table. Step 8. The left little finger can now obtain a break by pulling downwards on the lower jogged packet. Haw: a spectator point to either packet. then the deck is apparently squared.. Step 12. replace the tabled packet on top and continue from there. no break being held. This time the One Hand Throw Cut is made to hold the last Ace on top of the cards remaining in the left hand. 1£ the Ace on the packet held in the left hand had to be turned up. If you threw off an Ace from the tabled half. if an Ace from the left hand is eeened up. Step 6. Step ll. stepping it over the left side. Place the left hand portion on the tabled half. the tabled cards are squarely placed on the left hand.. should the tabled half be chosen. should an Ace from the tabled packet be turned up. However. then turn up the Ace. you merel). it will be necessary to maintain a break between the packets when the half from the left hand is placed onto the tabled packet. giving him a chance to change his mind.ng it to .

Execute the One Hand top of the left hand portion.In the above effect you '1\ ~he pack~t hom which an Ace has beer thiYndrOPPIng the oPposite half on it." has packet to the surprised that Turn tabled but half. face-down. then pick say: it up. 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. of dealing One is the ~trike seconds whlle metho~. This ks that the packet. 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. card If the fifth show spectator a five. 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. the table two Out. Challenge effect . while the more pack is lying get the a stud au the table. or techniques. the five And remember. methods The our own. This brings then the Ace. This not disturb th g kept. 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. you will use it to locate the last Ace. two fives on the bottom the deck a s art overhand shuffle which sets the Eves 101' tbe Clirr:ax. Have turn spectator up the five point and Throw Cut which will keep one of the fives on to either act packet. and yOU chose. A pair of fives must b b fiVes must be ke tat th b e rought Aces. Step top 6. an alter- ~vel" ~~'i~s the dr~wback For those who may wish to do t native ending is here suggested~e Step 1. 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. in this either the Ace card that points Act onc. With the last Ace on'top. p e attorn du:ring to the bottom of the pack. top. the PlISh methods the deck 1. wlthout palming.S on strictly 69 . Step 3. "1 will then turn cause you over to show chosen the Ace to the fifth to be the could card packet. than the company used For to that of dealing felt well that known. 1£ he points to the left state count hand that to the portion. turn over the Ace for the cj irnax . '10\\ in the sarr:e deallu manner~ conoecvion It is ideal We will other. Step 5. surprised. As an afterthought. These the process of Challenge Cutting the Ste~ Z. Pick up the tabled fifth card. half. Count position have. _ThlS lS purely a technical o s e who work stnctly far the public. on top followed Step 4.

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which has been lying idly near The first the pack phalange now c ome a of the right as th~ deck In a flat. I engthwuc . Step Z.s-i. 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.nes to rest over the top card. c0r. As the in figure the outlined right back fourth The hand or comes rather to the buckles position the shown in figure This 77. 71 . The left ~econde ~pper l. taking the top card Step 5. right hand now moves forward. is grasped face The right hand continues the palm. bythc :eft end.b as in figure 75. Step 2. the left action that the of the fo refi ng er. palm. its £ourth hnger pressing on causing it to pivot out past the left thum. fln. It between up on the and fingers.Step 1. Its fast pad near the left end. The r~ght hand. deck. the right hand conand to tho right. pivoted off the deck.side of left end and near th 1 had hngertlp IS pressing directly bealongside left corner 73. Step 4. the top The card.~. . Assume steps 1 to 3.1\g. The left t . the exposed The left card it to pivot outward in a similar to figure ca-rd ~a\l. 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.~a~ t.~ The left hand takes hold of th forefinger is placed on to of\~ack.uP~~: on the near ~ft corner Side~£t thumb . Step 3.5 rnove s forward to unbuckle second clear. ~ou:th hnger In fIgure 74. 74.pulls expc se s the pad of the second front. WhICh shows the position of both at the upper hands at this right corner point. the thir~. The ?cit rc a tt ng the pack hind the is merely the lower shown Place the deck on the tabl c. to turn.the deck in figure StUdy Hgul'C 73 thenT~:_~~:~l~ne what is meant °sft~he~:~l:!~:. the completely close dealt card Step in toward It can now easily l\nderstood deal: 73. rn front of you. Once the top card has been tinues its course by moving forward with it as in figure 76. from above.eft co r no r . the right fourth finger the presses fashion top card down once on the 75. . Step the 6. T~e fourt~ left finger at . on the top card. down position..gcl' l\~ geae ps the Ia r. right top card. The card. ~:rn::~e~lear)y understand by the termin~lOgy in this pa rt i c - Step over 3.forehnger 1. table. Follow If you have ready already how the top is to be dealt the off you are position second 1.l~ 19 g r aapmg . .

See figure 78 for position of right fingers and thumb.front of deck before the pivot. However. In this method the second card is pushed or pivoted out by the left second finger. This upward and forward action is important as it later covers the second deal perfectly. In SECOND METHOD. The top card is taken with the right thurn. 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. Unde r cover of the right hand. 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. It is later taken by the right fingers and thumb. except that thi s case it will be the second card that will finally be dealt out face up. Step 2. This fulcrum point is important. 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. the top card 1S buckled back by the left forefinger in a manner similar to figure 72 .b on top and right fingers below. As the left hand positions are identical in both deals only the actions will be depicted. 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. The right hand now comes in front of the pivoted card. First the action of dealing the top card: Step 1. the right hand Comes In.Step 4. This also automatically screens the deck. The right hand also covers the buckled card from the front. the next step is to deal the second card: S~ep1. as the second deal is about to be made. Now that you know how to deal the top card. Each time the top card is dealt off you must let them see the card pivot o~£.e se~ond ca~d i~ an identical motion to that shown in figure 76. The right hand now moves to the right taking th.

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

then b r i ng t.Jif you will finger palm a half-dollar. 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. 74 . you will have the correct posi- tion. The right thumb can then move in and pinch the slightly protruding card between it and the right second and third fingertips. The palm of hand will also slightly touch the top of deck.ngertips touch the front side. The card is then dealt out as already explained.

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

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. while number of cards from one When the spectator bow many then as for The mind you. but that is another sensitive I have becom.g to five. of five. me take the pack. overhand shuffle. times. see tell before on it as in the has are quit. he study removed.that is. are nicked amount the one. 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. At times story. cards. For the present. After eadiness for having deck shuffled. can now you can In this more place more. you are at liberty to remove any II the top of the pack. On this alone. the full side-not slightly. five. 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 . removed removed. face up. The average person can tell a pack is not full if eight or rno r-e cards are missing. then follow with Another Dilly. of deck. I propose to deal wi th this under five test.. ca r di c ian tep 1. secret. bu~ when the number is five or under. You are to repeat. them would or You be too see. 52 cards or 48. This mixed If you were it would were looking picion. many cards nick they readily easily card if a number you know removed If four the nicked case. number. Shuffle do it You is nail-nicked but nicked that by spotting naming scratched of cards. obvious lead in taking them in the that you to susthe pro- It is obvious five cess. in is told each to are bottom The cuts of said spells packets to note collected is named. several which The he After card. From I turn my back. it and then how many Do this more. the fifth finished. to selected and hold it. you name On getting center. left which you tells turn. it back 76 . as to whether a pack I can even tell how many are missing. the number set top card. counts.e is full or not. as to why you must the for spectator to use something may the nick have same reversed card. the new card. which is the hardest. they never know. cards them is missing. I would like to show how thru years of handling cards. in the definitely SPELLING Effect: shuffle. tell twice The that binl crimped. cards. many methods of cheating have been developed. first card method.

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

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

Jack.ult. then say i~ isn1t pSra~ii::l.o. 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 . The pack is held face down in left hand. if you have is second the Quadruple the bottom Undercut bottom the as of the Aces. for each a face of the done down Jacks. break. up Jack. thumb. down pack upper until on top of portion the it. correctly. A ' . taking below pack the bottom take and places it on top. of the you have up Jacks bottom further with A. The left hand now cards Jack.will be your has changed. Gl aa t 1 h. twa card break at the back. this.&h1y poh. The right hand reaches for one of the Jacks. rng method of cut-control which is called the "Quadruple Undercut". over the side. A atm- Remove the four Jacks ad 1 h audience au hav al n pace t em face up on the table. the top card. give the best re.ce between of the and pack spread to Jacks by cutting the lower up. card same the the bottom which from time. The Jack is placed face holds the break but now the thumb so that the right u~ on top of the pack. face "Cards 11 off the portion Pick upper face Spread top half face table. 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. an Ace. the explained. the are to face.hed wooden . Unknown to the w old y e so secretly brought bur Aces to the top of the pack We . the left a htt1e finger The left from pushes under still at the It . cards break packet a break. When the card stops turn it over ~ and show it A_ final word of advice on the above.and As you secures do s. second still the the the the from but small and thumb. 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.a suggest that the reader get a pack of cards in his hands for the Iolkcw-. thumb break above. The is one is placed held by the a third all the to the right time. brought some Drop face cards say: up.udace will surfaces. ends At this stage the pack is held by the right hand.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. using aU the the Quadruple (ace them.' selected card" . 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. little finger r-i ght hand takes now secures the the pack.

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

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

as in reconstructing the effect. 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. and 82 . This gives a most logical turnover of the faced deck.The above effect properly exccuted will worry even a well inf'or-rn ca rdfed eta». especially Steps 3 and 4. While the spectator is busy arranging the Aces. The next three top cards. Step 6. It is important that the Ace should fall with the long side toward you. 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. LOGICAL FACED ACES Using a faced deck in an Ace routine of one sort ~r an~ther is not ne\~. 1Il Step 2. Excu. Star-t to count off three cards for the face up Ace. 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. After the left hand has straightened out the tabled Ace. Step 7. but stop. Tell one of the spectators to pick up the four Aces and arrange them in any order that he wishes. but the method to be presented is offered as a study m lOgIC. square deck as you patter that this Ace has to be face down. 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 4. Have the spectator place his four Aces face down on top of the deck. deal three cards on each supposed Ace. Openly remove the four Aces and place them face up o~ the ta~le. Starting at the r ight end and going left. Step 1. supposedly the other Aces. 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. are dealt face down in a row alongside the face up Ace. he is apt to use a fifth card to cover up the reversed deck. but really indifferent cards. The cff~ct IS that four Aces assemble in one packet but as with all effects.se is to use your left hand to turn the Ace with its end toward you. method IS most important. Step 3. 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 5. 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.

th e right third .g.th~ top card near the right side. during the. the down on the.omlll. 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. left there. Aces. table. Take 12. IN Effect' tt pa ONE The SHUFHE cardician to examine "At . Say: "We cause all the Aces ing a card Over them like thisH• Here fect and Hit The Aces. With the right hand holding the pack in the above position the left moves toward the face up Ace to turn it (aCe down. Thi. The the top three reversed tra card three Aces Aces with an extra face down onto the card are once more uppe rmos t . 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. the thumb hand as the and backs fingers holding the card point between left first and card second over fingers. 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. As this is done. hand wave in it packets. Deal face down Ace. curled with the back of thei~ nai). flashing The up. 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. as the va r ious reasons fingertips.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. Step 9. The -ri ht hand now 8 :~~r~:ut:t~~f~a:. hands the t~e~ to of the card~lan four ces even more hand from much the and a spec'tator . c eck 1S nnportant for the subsequent ~tc~ an 8. 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.ngle ex- card On top of a face up deck. c.thurnb at the back at Center Th . {our Upon Aces return from the pack.es r::::i~hird and fourth fingers shoul~ be The curling of these two fingers on th dg on. he will beginning to understand of l og ic . so back Step over the left Step this the 11.s leaves a si. one time 'f removes carefully. ers. ~~::~l~:m:~q~::o~~inUOUSlY in this po s it ion was ::~:lC~~t~:n~S who talked 83 . rn cve . a game of cards tl What made wind a SCholarly it seems that the the circumstances up in the third gentleman were.sth: deck into the left hand. which is thumb over second fingertips of the same hand. crotch.

. Cut the pack. also cutting it to the center. After removing the four Aces. Fig. 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. In figure 81 they are on the right for a person who normally will use the right hand to cut the pack. using only o." arate them a little'. The cards can be crimped before the effect and pl. the pack is placed face down lengthwise on the table in front of you. Drag the assembled deck to its original po arrion and square it. The Aces of course are not tampered with in any way. 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. Therefore. 84 . at the center crimp. below Fig. the other in the center. I think I will just s cp-. He then picked up one Ace. He did this with the second Ace.aced into position.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.handled the cards too smoothly for such an occurrence to be purely chance. In fact. Pick up the lower portion and place 1~ On top of the upper portion. 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. l aces on top of 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 . This same procedure was quickly followed wi t ht he remaining Aces. not at the middle.J+L. 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. 8j (lengthwise) . One is at the bottom of the deck. crimped card. and moving the top half of deck forward. then cut the deck to bury it.- ~------li~J. In cutting the pack the fingers should make contact only at the ends. of the deck. __ --. Everything seemed fair and above board. The chances of the four Aces coming out at one time were rnathe rna t icaIl y very slim. placed it on top of the deck. this time using both hands. Secret: The method used is that of two crimped cards.ne. 82 (long edg~ vJew) Pick up the fi rst Ace and place it on top ~f the pack.h~nd. ?eposlt it an front of the lower portion. The crimps should be on the side at which you would normally cut.

an to cut at the center crimped card and Table Riffle Shuffle . the therefore This top card. effect. hand.n the center below a crimped card a e in e 81 uatlOn at this stage. much Remember surely rather no previous produced handling. are released into each climax.r names his his card. After top while the other two Aces' aree ireal srtuatton is that you have two Aces on figure S?.This first cut . 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.our Altho telescoped Aces the underlying when cutting carefulness if you were easy.t=king h . Then shuffle i:f:t~~~~~11 you end up with sure t~e four Aces end up on top while the To do tb. Shuffle the two i~~ :!~~.c to t e right of the lower ha. 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. first. the it is better cut into A pack will work in it will fo r working. 85 .i~p:: ::t~~~g It to the center of the pack. that there looking. 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. the LATE A card his ARRIVAL is peeked over on top.:od :~c~h~t~~. Effec t: The m~gi . each 11 The same procedure is adhered to in Ioatn . 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. so but Another The the wave pack is placed card.has placed the bottom crim . he is told card. Again does at. cards. at t .as pack. nl~ waves be his. then the two cards.e botto. the Aces are apparently lost th ' g ~he remammg two Aces..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. ly and has The had a different you can better you fumble. which shows th it . It must Ace into crimps make be found be done that fumbling apparent tempo. all.m.th a of the quickwhich to other and squared. All that remains is (or the card' .e s~ect~to. place thi-s top half of d k h ICI. each big that it is imperative Any hesitation.i s release the crimped cards onto each the left hand portion faster than the right hand two cards. held of. The for the on top f. off the on the table. part be no or wi. and over the hrst Ace. 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. casually. e on the bottom of th e i r respective halves.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

on the is at the are spectator among Actually. the left face thumb card into the left hand as the face The packet count ca r d ic ian card. his face selection packet is dropped believes them. in right At the peels of the and thwnb up the third stolen." off the first The hand one. face up on the table. face up on the table from th~ top ~[ three~~::~r ~~:~~: back to Continue' each Ac~ as you deal TRAVELI NG CARD Stet. audibly which peels off the second is said. 1. also peeling happens. up packet still in 1'ight hand while 93 . seof the is being hand thumb open card. Count off twenty one cards from a well shuffled pac et of twenty one card. curls in the left selected 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 9. Step that cards right card ger the Naturally 5. Step card third 4. inward and separates is spoken. Turn the packet of twenty one cards face up and hold them from b. Any other method of control selected card third from the bottom can be used. in the left automatically hand. At this table back on the with whereupon point. of the table. As this pick is done.s for a free selection of one. card from as the count is likewise the fourth other two. off the It is this lected Step count the left seven lected only 6. 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. 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 . held face there down are the se- on the table. Step below bring that deck • Spread the 2. packet. a- ~ext. the Ten of Hearts comes 'I'hka 1S followed by the one two th earts. the Upon the selected cards one car~ r t e urn. Ten of H ck . . 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. Step 3 ". of "two" peeled left finger off the large a "three" on the cards in the this however. onto The the left first thumb counts one is the left third peels "one. 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. The a fourth already hand.

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

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

without reversing their order. However. 10. Make a double lift turning the two cards. the seventh from the top. it will be found they are in the exact order of the Spade packet. Namely. COWlt he ten cards by taking the first two fairly. Turn the two cards face down again. eighth card from the bottom. two. neath the two cards held in the right hand. take them from him and say: You have arranged your cards in exactly the same order as mine. Z. Aiter the above Bottom Deal Count. Upon examination. Hold the Heart packet face down in your left hand. 6. Step 8. Step 7.9." (See Poker Prediction and a Principle elsewhere in this book. The sixth card is pushed out from the bottom. Step 6. This means that his packet w111 also start wi t'h the Ace on top. ninth and tenth are merely spread.. When you are about half thru arranging the Heart suit. One. Push the top two cards into your right hand.ctator has finished arranging the Spade cards.Step 1. etc. When the spe. 7. The next two caede are pushed out one at a time from the bottom of the packet to unde r-. 6 order. 9.) Step 3. 5. then taken below those already on the right hand. 2. is arranged in Ace. What you did secretly is now done very openly. of course. turn the top card.10. han~ the Spa~e packet to a spectator requesting him to arrange ~hese cards In ?rder Just as you are doing. from top down. Ace. When the Spade packet of cards is counted.quence from Ace to ten. 3. The Ace should be the top card while the ten wIll naturally be at the face." As you start to count the packet is turned face down I to do this. 5. Upon completion of the count. S 2 AIter you have arranged the Heart packet. the spectators will not suspect anything. the ninth and tenth are. The next card is pushed from the top of the packet to under the cards in right hand. You. it is secretly arranged into an entirely different order thru the use of the "Bottom Deal Count. eighth from the bottom. these Heart cards I will mix to disarrange them. II . 3. However. the packet of cards. as one. 8. 8. have ten cards also." 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. leave it face up in a s~~~a~-out condition on the table. face up on the packet as you patter: "We will leave these cards in order. face up on the packet exposing a two of Hearts as you state: "These cards a re mixed. of course . Ace of Spades. Start to arrange the Heart cards In se. the sixth from the bottom. the fifth card is taken from the top. counted fairly. Remove only ten Spade c~rds from the deck and also ten Heart cards. 4. Step 4. Follow the mixing of the packet by a few simple false cuts to retain their new order. Step 5. 4. the third and t fourth cards are taken from the bottom. 7. the seventh from the top.

l~ taking off your card do so by taking it at the lower right corner. Step 14. two tens. Keep repeating this process of the spectator always using his top card to touch your Spade packet. The spectator drops his card down. center.~urn th~ two cards face down again and n w I e you pi ck up the Spade packet. It also is a deuce. the face up card. ~~ectl~~tl~~ate~ 111 ~in cause your mixed_up cards to arrange themselves O your to ca:: e. In other words. tr e eart packet for the selection of a card. However. The assistant touches the Spade packet. nines. wtt thia Ace. spread th H'~· Altho this is a free choice. Turn face up the second card of the Spade packet. At this stage. You reme~ber this. sUPpose he takes the s' th ' ere it comes from. then turnmg 97 " ." By this time you have turned the three cards face down again. whereupon you turn over the top card to dis dose that they are the same -. saying: "Perhaps you would find the problem. With the two of Spades once more touch the top card of assistant's cards.one card ove~ (rom its original position.rsntt . Please tnr n over your top card and with it touch my packet. The two cards will match because the face up eight was returned. turn them face up the cards that are still in orde~s ~. ma~ sure it . Once more double liit the t and say: "I want you to hold thi .in this case. This wUI happen as he takes a card that is dire~tly above. ~ave him turn the card face u lXandc::~fro~ t?e top. When the card is rc~o~::etn~~: :~ken f. returned to one card over from its ase. however. he will be holding a card in h i s hand while the face up card will be on the packet. Step 12.op two cards as one. more interesting if you caused my cards to arrange themselves the way yours are mixed. Step 13. In this c h 1 . These cards are tossed face up on the tabled cards each going on their respective suits. At the same time watch when the face up card shows up. Toss them on the tabled packets. Step 15. Both cards are tossed face up onto their respective packets.rom somewhere in the ample. Of course. At this point he will touch your card. Now instead of turning over the top card. back or agfnaI pc stttcn. in a reversed ccndttton. Have the spectator turn over his next card to Oncemore touch your packet. t e card 1S retul"ned to the seventh position.0.the packet. turn them face up to disclose a three. As an ex.rh ~hese cards:" Take the Ace of Spades saying: "I touch d p . execute a double lift. Pretend as if once more you are going to touch his packet oct instead change your mind. Have him turn his card over. Both Aces are tossed face up on the table. Once mo r e both are the same. Will you please turn over the top card?" He oe s so and finds he now has an Ace instead of the deuce . 1nt. Triple lift the top three cards as one.lXed up packet in your hands while 1 take hand the packet to the assista t' h.Step 9.". this is quite impossible but what is a car dician worth if he doesn't at least attempt the impos aibre. Step 10. in this case.

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

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

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

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

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

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