Figure 5

Figure 5

The right hand above the deck will cover the break made by the left forefinger. Note that the deck is still not completely squared at this stage. It should more or less gathered together to make the next moves easier.

8. The right hand holds the deck from above in the following position. The thumb is on the deck's inner end lying along side, or in line with the edge. The tip of right thumb will then be touching the base of the left thumb. The first finger is curled on top of the deck. The second finger is on the outer end near the outer left corner. The third finger is at the center of the outer end and the fourth finger at the outer right corner.

This fingering causes the right hand to be above andto the right of the deck rather than directly above it. The hand itself is in a position almost parallel to the deck, with its fingertips going over the top of the left forefinger.

9. With the right hand in this position the left hand is completely covered from the front. At this time the left forefinger, with its hooked cards, moves to the right. This causes the four cards to pivot at the point where the tip of the right thumb meets the base of the left thumb. Figure 6 shows a bottom view of the action. The upper left corner of the packet will be brought directly below the third fingertip of the right hand.

Figure 6

10. Once the packet of cards has been pivoted into the this position it can be held there between the right third finger pressing against the outer left corner of the packet and the right thumb pressing against the inner edge of the packet.

The packet of cards is gripped diagonally between the right third fingertip and the ball of the right thumb. The packet is in an angle position beneath the deck. The angled cards are covered not only by the deck but also by the right hand from above.

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