Side Steal Cover

above, moves the pack slightly to the left which causes the small projecting corner of the card at the upper end to move into the deck and out of sight. The right fingers and thumb now lightly run over the ends of the deck as if squaring them.

8. At this point the cards are in the position shown in Figure 89 with the right hand removed. As a matter of fact, the right hand can be removed if the left hand is tilted properly to conceal the true situation. From the front the left hand merely seems to be hold-ingthedeck.

Figure 89

Figure 89

9. The right hand now takes the pack from the left hand using the Pinch in a manner similar to Figure 29, repeated here, which shows the action. Again, emphasis must be placed on giving the appearance of having lifted the pack off the left hand rather than a sliding

action. Just remember to move right hand upwards in a normal manner just before dropping the pack on the table.

10. The palmed card in the left hand is used as needed for the effect at hand, or it can be replaced to the bottom of the deck.

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