Effect: A packet of eight symbol cards is displayed and mixed. In turn, each of three spectators deals the packet into two face-down piles, peeks at the top card of either and buries it by dropping the other pile on top. The performer turns his back throughout the period of selection.

When all three helpers have a symbol in mind, the performer puts the packet away and, without a question, successfully tells each of the three which symbol is being mentally pictured.

Method: Eight design cards must be made. They can be drawn on index cards, business cards or blank-faced playing-card stock. The eight designs that Mr. Elmslcy uses are these:

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