Direct Rear Palm

In general appearance this sleight looks as if you merely transferred the top card to the bottom of the deck, or packet, then immediately placed the cards on the table. In the action the card, or cards, are palmed.

Our first example will be that as if used with a small packet of cards such as in an Ace effect.

1. A packet of five cards, but presumably four, are held face down in the left hand. The bottom card is the Ace,

2. Count the cards as four, faces down, reversing them so that the Ace becomes top card of the packet.

3. Turn the top card face up on to the face down packet. Now the left thumb deals off this card while the right hand takes it at its upper right corner with right first and second fingers on the face of the card and the right thumb on theback.

4. The right hand now turns over in a normal fashion turning the card face down placing it under the packet. As the card is turned face down the right hand will be holding it at the lower right hand corner as in Figure 51.

5. Without hesitation, the card is placed under the packet; however, in doing so it is placed in an injogged position as shown in Figure 52.

Figure 51

6. This placement will automatically put the card in the left hand Rear Palm position. Therefore, without any hesitation the right hand takes the cards by the ends from above and places packet on the table while the left hand recedes with its palmed card as in Figure 53. The whole action is casual, rythmic and undetectable.

Figure 52

The above action will be referred to as the Direct Rear Palm in the following applications of the move.

To use the Direct Rear Palm to vanish a selected card from among a packet of five, such as in the Red and Blue Effect in Unlimited, proceed as follows:

1. Have the selected card controlled so it becomes bottom card of the packet.

2. Count the cards as five by turning each card face up onto the packet, then transferring it to the bottom.

3. On the fifth card, the selection, you do the Direct Rear Palm.

4. From here proceed as needed for the effect.

In this effect of card to the pocket the spectator will doubt that the card in your pocket is actually his. They may even examine the deck for duplicates.

1. Control the card to the top.

2. Show the bottom card as you say, "The bottom card is not your card."

3. Turn over the top card thus actually showing the selection but say, "The top card isn't your card."

4. Do the Direct Rear Palm as the right hand places the deck on the table and the left hand goes to your pocket, you say, "Because your card is in my pocket."

5. Taking the card out of your pocket, with its back out, you continue by asking the spectator to name his card.

6. If the above has been properly performed, the spectator may even wager that you will be wrong. Regardless of the situation which may arise, it is handled in an appropriate manner and the selected card eventually disclosed as being the one from the pocket.

To use a Direct Rear Palm to steal more than one card, such as four Aces, pro ceed as follows:

1. Assuming that Aces are used, proceed by controlling them to the top,

2. Obtain a break under the top five cards with the left fourth finger.

3. Turn the left hand over to display the bottom card to show no Aces on the bottom.

4. Next, turn over five cards as one, flush onto the deck to show no Aces on the top.

5. Do a five card Block Push Off to enable you to go into the Direct Rear Palm.

6. The Aces can now be produced from the pocket, or held out and added later,

7. The extra card can be brought out behind one of the Aces, if they are to be produced from the pocket, or it can be left behind and utilized in another effect.

To use the Direct Palm Steal in, perhaps, the Ten Cards To The Pocket, proceed thus:

1. Assuming you have three cards remaining and wish to palm off one, begin by turning the three cards face up in the left hand.

2. Now, transfer each card to the bot-torn, turning it over and face down with right hand, as you count "One-Two-etc. "audibly.

3. As the third card is turned, you do the Direct Rear Palm taking the two cards only by the ends as the left hand drops to the side.

4. Hold the cards edgewise to the audience as you blow on them.

5. The right hand now snaps the cards, by letting go of the end held by the fin-

fers, thus they will wind up held etween the thumb and fingers on one end only.

6. The right hand, after the above snap move, immediately spreads the cards thus showing only two remaining.

7. While attention is on the right hand, the left can casually enter your left pocket to reproduce the card.

We will include in this chapter the details of a similar palm except, in this instance, it is a Full Palm.

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