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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,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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
red cards,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

get it?" Overhand Shuffle.26. 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. But for a laugh you say very seriously: "Here is a shuffle I invented but a lot of people are using it nowadays. This is a one hand cut where the top half of the deck pivots around third and fourth fingers. it is done slowly as you explain that it is the Fan-cy shuffle. This is the well known and very common overhand shuffle used by everyone. Say the last word as the lower portion of the deck is passing over and on to the top of the pack. As the abov~ ale ight 1$ being performed. either the spring or pressure type. On this you do nothing but a two handed fan as in figure 32. IT Fancy Shuffle. 11 Mexican Shuffle. Army or Rifle Shuffle. 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 ". You Shuffle It.27. then is brou~ht b~ck on to the pack. II Russian Shuffle. One card rusbtu' after another. Figure 23. Tell the spectators you will now show them the Jewish shuffle. However. 11 Jewish Shuffle. to the beginning and end of their little repertoire. Figures 25. Figures 29. We refer you to the illustrations. 31. The shuffle in which the cards are sprung from one hand to another. Do the Charlier One Hand Cut as shown in the illustrations and as you do it slowly. After making some of the above shuffles. these stamp one as pr ofes s ionak . you say that you have shuffled them enough now and wish someone else would demonstrate 25 .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.one revo lnti on after another. you say: "The Mexican shuffle .28. a care-free attitude. say: "The Jewish shuffle Passover. often done with the Electric or strung-together pack. and to sprinkle tt wi th a httle spice in the way of gags. 30. An air of nonchalance. but for the gag you say: "This is the old army shuffle _ the RIFLE shuffle . Figure 24. You say: "This is the Russian Shuffle.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

the time to crimp. half After with left the top and in the bottom hand up the remainder of the deck movement 4.0 er tlternative is to make a pressure fan with both-crim~ corner On the ~:~~~e~n y the left hand. that to accomplish Crimp Turn Use the the this proceed cards as follows. . In this effect it is re-. throw in the remaining thus been shuffled half on top. In order Step Step the Step first Step cards the Step here idea. mask the operation.. upper nght corner of the bottom the crimping process.: -~.~. the half cards the from deck the has right hand on to the two off.escnbed elsewhere . forefinger the the Othe r-. to d 1."':':X: .in the book. the while into pack the it will other be found that one crimped card still From crimp 5.}~-'!. the palm. 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. Go into cards as an ave rhand the right of the shuffle. At times it is necessar to b .' -s ~:~ncga:~: :\e:hanics of the above crimping method. already Once the right hand' engaged the bottom cl:r~vier t~he f~eCk the left Io r efing e r . lower some at the may front its find that using the tip of the left caution during in order them the left forefinger. the left forefinger thus hid' e r1ght Itng ee s may completely as the crimp is made. mg any pos sible flexing action that may xe- Step 4. This naturally will bring the 1.~:~~!ht sult low over the deck in order that th' . moves card as shown in figure 70 h P e. Y r~ght hand has been omitted to expose Ig t hand from above will completely Step 5. therefore imm di t I: rmg the c rarnp corner inward toward pack on all sides. In practicing is much right wise left easier is tip fingers there finger the still crimp for them. 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 . 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 . on the inside fan.:. 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':::}_. one Upon at the can examining bottom proceed remains one is in the effects center of the deck. Shuffle left off about hand. q e c r-irn pe d card be at the bottom and the other in the center. 2. which has backward toward the left and erimn s ~ i r st cre~se of this finger. at their upper right corners. left. AC~U:ller~~h.

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

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. In cutting to each succeeding Ace the pack is always treated as al- it is possible to which. This is continued even tho there i s only one Ace remaining. is turned face-down.c~ th~ Ace. Step 3. 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. With all four Aces 011 the top. face-up. on top of is This rema~lllng. of course. to one side. an Ace is turned up. Aces in this case are. and offers to turn up an Ace on either one of the two packets. handled face down. using only one hand. Step keeps to cut to the second 9. This process is repeated. Openly remove the four Aces on the pretext of showing that you use only four of them. 67 The .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. Ace. ~~e. The method follows. The face_up card. will follow. Step 2. In s e r-t the Aces into the pack and control them to the top by the use of the Simple Shift. No matter which packet is chosen. do the One Hand Throw Cut. Pla. in left hand. He next cuts the deck into two portions. ready explained in steps 1 to 8 inclusive. Step 1.l ~~:~l:~e hand. each time the spectator is given his choice the performer turns up an Ace.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

He then picked up one Ace. 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 . 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.ne. He did this with the second Ace. In fact. placed it on top of the deck. then cut the deck to bury it. the other in the center. One is at the bottom of the deck. __ --. below Fig.aced into position. In cutting the pack the fingers should make contact only at the ends. 84 . at the center crimp. Fig. The crimps should be on the side at which you would normally cut. using only o.and he had all four Aces unde r control on top of the deck! 01 The cardician turns over the four top cards to show the four Aces. and moving the top half of deck forward. 8j (lengthwise) . Cut the pack.- ~------li~J. crimped card. 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. 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. In figure 81 they are on the right for a person who normally will use the right hand to cut the pack. This same procedure was quickly followed wi t ht he remaining Aces. this time using both hands. l aces on top of deck . ?eposlt it an front of the lower portion. Drag the assembled deck to its original po arrion and square it. The cards can be crimped before the effect and pl. not at the middle.handled the cards too smoothly for such an occurrence to be purely chance. Therefore. of the deck. The Aces of course are not tampered with in any way. I think I will just s cp-..h~nd.J+L. the pack is placed face down lengthwise on the table in front of you. 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. 82 (long edg~ vJew) Pick up the fi rst Ace and place it on top ~f the pack. 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. Secret: The method used is that of two crimped cards." arate them a little'. After removing the four Aces. also cutting it to the center. Pick up the lower portion and place 1~ On top of the upper portion.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The sixth card is pushed out from the bottom. 7. of course. without reversing their order." As you start to count the packet is turned face down I to do this. the fifth card is taken from the top. 9. the ninth and tenth are. One. Z. S 2 AIter you have arranged the Heart packet." 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. 5. Upon completion of the count.Step 1. 8. Follow the mixing of the packet by a few simple false cuts to retain their new order. have ten cards also. take them from him and say: You have arranged your cards in exactly the same order as mine." (See Poker Prediction and a Principle elsewhere in this book. face up on the packet as you patter: "We will leave these cards in order.9. Step 7. 3.. Push the top two cards into your right hand. of course . 6. You. The Ace should be the top card while the ten wIll naturally be at the face. etc. Make a double lift turning the two cards. This means that his packet w111 also start wi t'h the Ace on top. leave it face up in a s~~~a~-out condition on the table. Namely. 7. 3.10. it is secretly arranged into an entirely different order thru the use of the "Bottom Deal Count. II . the seventh from the top. When you are about half thru arranging the Heart suit. Step 5. When the Spade packet of cards is counted. two. Aiter the above Bottom Deal Count. 4. 6 order. turn the top card. Step 8. these Heart cards I will mix to disarrange them. Start to arrange the Heart cards In se.quence from Ace to ten. from top down. Step 6. Turn the two cards face down again. han~ the Spa~e packet to a spectator requesting him to arrange ~hese cards In ?rder Just as you are doing. face up on the packet exposing a two of Hearts as you state: "These cards a re mixed. eighth card from the bottom. the packet of cards. Hold the Heart packet face down in your left hand. ninth and tenth are merely spread. the spectators will not suspect anything. Remove only ten Spade c~rds from the deck and also ten Heart cards.ctator has finished arranging the Spade cards. The next card is pushed from the top of the packet to under the cards in right hand. 5. Ace of Spades. COWlt he ten cards by taking the first two fairly. it will be found they are in the exact order of the Spade packet. 2. Ace. neath the two cards held in the right hand. The next two caede are pushed out one at a time from the bottom of the packet to unde r-. 10. 4. then taken below those already on the right hand. eighth from the bottom. When the spe. the third and t fourth cards are taken from the bottom. counted fairly. What you did secretly is now done very openly. Step 4. 8. as one. However. However. the sixth from the bottom. Upon examination.) Step 3. is arranged in Ace. the seventh from the top.

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

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

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

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

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

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