°u are now going Lo have Lhe cards placed inLo Lhe pack at your break» Do this by using your right thumb Lo riffle up Lhe back edge of Lhe deck and asking Lhe spectator Lo say "stop". When he sLops you, lifL up all Lhe cards above the break in Lhe right hand in Biddle PosiLion.

Have him place his cards on top of the left half. For a little humor, you telL him he can lose his card even further by shuffling the cards he holds before replacing them. When he places his cards onto the left half, arrange to obtain a left little finger break between them.

You can do this by spreading the top card over or by pinky counting one card. 1 prefer the Harvey Rosenthal method of obtaining a break underneath the top card. Either way, obtain the break and maintain it while placing the right hand cards onto those in the left.

Square the cards, immediately executing "Down Shift". When done in this manner --- immediately following a replacement, it serves as an all-around square up procedure. At the conclusion of the shift, you have one of the selections face down on top, one face up in the middle, and an indifferent card face up on the bottom.

To eliminate the reversed bottom card, you are going to execute the following very clean cleanup. Use the left little finger to pull down the bottom card. (You may substitute a buckle if you wish.) Curl your left first finger underneath the reversed card. The left second and third fingers rest on the right edge of the deck. The right hand grasps the deck from above in Biddle position.

While the right hand holds the deck, the left fourth finger pivots the right edge of the reversed card down, pivoting on the left edge which rests against the base of the left thumb. The card is pivoting away from the bottom of the pack in book fashion. As soon as the break is large enough, the left second finger is inserted into the break.

The bottom card is now grasped between the left first finger underneath and the left second finger above. The fingers are straightened as the left hand turns clockwise at the wrist. At the conclusion of the turn, the card is face up toward the spectators, between the left first and second fingers.

At the same time this card is pivoted over, the right hand rotates clockwise at the wrist revealing the card which was second from the bottom. In effect, you have shown the two bottom cards. In addition, you have righted

the card which was reversed on the bottom. This is easy, quick, and ef fee t ive .

You are closing in for the finish. Place the card in the left hand back on the bottom (face) of the now face up deck. Pivot the right hand (and deck) face down and replace the cards in the left hand.

Turn your right hand palm up and point to it with the left hand, at the same time executing the bubble peek to glimpse the top card. The bubble peek is accomplished by turning the left wrist clockwise so that the cards are held perpendicular to the floor. The top of the deck is also held back toward you.

Your left thumb now applies pressure to the outer left corner of the top card, pushing it toward the left fingers which rest on the right long edge. The card will buckle (or "bubble") upward. This, and the position of the pack, alLow you to glimpse the top card of the pack. Remember this card.

In this instance, you have the perfect cover as you are pointing to your palm up right hand. This is how you want them to hold their hand.

Place the deck face up into their hand. The trick is over as far as your

your mouth to take over. Build up the fact that the spectator took two cards at the start of the trick. Others may have seen the two cards, but he is the only person in the world who knows which one he chose to remember. No amount of card handling could possibly tell you, the magician, which one he chose.

However, (you knew there would be a "however") you are going to prove you know their card. Ask for the name of the card. If it is the card you glimpsed a moment ago, have them turn the deck face down and turn over the top card. If it is not, have them spread the cards in their hands until they see the reversed card and turn it over. It will be their selection.

Regurgitations. 1 perform it exactly as above, only 1 prefer to place the deck face down on their hand. 1 think it simplifies the ending if their card is on top. Simply have them turn over the top card.

While Gary and 1 were discussing this routine, it dawned on me that "Jinxed" from issue #13 can be used with the same premise. In this instance, you would have any five cards removed from the pack. The spectator is to remember one of the five and forget the rest. Have them replaced in the pack, controlling two to the top and three to the bottom.

Take the deck in overhand shuffle position and glimpse the bottom card. Subtract one from the value of the bottom card to give you your key.

Assume the bottom card is the six of hearts. Six minus one is five, your key. Undercut half the deck, run five cards (your key number) onto the top of the pack. Injog the next card and using the injogged card as the count of one, run five cards. Throw the cards remaining in your right hand on top. Undercut beneath the injogged card and throw these cards on top.

State that you are going to remove a card. Turn the cards face up and fan through them. The sixth card from the face will be the card you glimpsed. As you remove this card, remember the two cards immediately to the left of the six. Place the six face down on the table.

You are now set to reveal any one of the five cards originally looked at. They chose either the six, or one of the cards at positions six or seven from the bottom or the top of the pack.

Ask for the name of the remembered card. If it is the six, turn over the tabled card and you have a miracle. If they call out one of the two cards you are remembering, turn the six face up and use it to count to either the sixth or the seventh card from the face. If they call out a card which you are not remembering, turn the tabled card over. Use it as an indicator to deal cards face up from the top of the deck. Stop on the sixth card. If it is theirs, take your bows. If not, ask for the name of their card and show them it is now on top of the pack.

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