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And what may seem like a strange statement, only a minority have learned it in the magical profession. And their success has been measured accordingly.

But let us take up these things later on and now talk about sawing a woman in half without hurting the lady.

EFFECT:

A box similar to a packing case is shown, into which a girl is placed after having tied pieces of clothesline firmly around her wrists and ankles. The clothesline in turn is threaded through holes in the box, and to be sure that girl does not pull in the rope a piece of wood is tied in rope close to each opening. Four members from audience are each given an end of the clothesline to hold. Thus the girl is shown securely bound in the box. Her ankles are securely bound near the bottom of the box and her hands towards the upper part. The door is now closed and fastened with padlocks. The box is now picked up and placed on sawbucks or on two frames similar to table, having a castor under each leg so as to move about easily. Performer brings forward a large saw such as is used by two people to saw lumber and trees. Performer takes hold of one end and gives a spectator the other. Together they slowly saw the packing ease in half, all the way until the saw comes out at the bottom. Apparently the girl who has been tied up inside and held in place by gentlemen holding the ropes has been sawed in half. To still prove what has been done, the -performer places two slides, one on each side of center cut where slots in top of case have already been made for the occasion. The two halves of the box are then separated for three or more feet and the performer walks in between them. The two halves are brought together again and the slides removed. Performer commands girl to restore herself. He then pulls the boxes apart a couple of inches and shows her body lying across the opening. He then cut the ropes loose from the outside of box, thus freeing the girl's wrists and ankles. The locks are unlocked, the lid opened and girl stands up. The halves of boxes are separated and girl steps down unharmed by the sawing process.

PARAPHERNALIA:

2 -- Two table-like frames upon which to place box.

3 -- Clothesline. A fifty-foot hank of soft white clothes-line.

4 -- Four wooden pegs about six inches long and a half-inch

in diameter.

5 -- A cross cut saw with handle on each end such as is used for two people in cutting large timberwood.

PREPARATION:

THE BOX:

Here again illustrations are of much value in letting you quickly size up the situation in the construction of the box. The inside length of box should be about three to six inches taller than the girl. The other measurements should be about 21 x 21 inches (inside).

Fig. 19 shows the box with girl inside.

Ropes are fixed in ends of box for handles. Where necessary, cleats can be put on box to strengthen. The box has a lid which hinges on one side. On the other side it is fastened with two hasps and padlocks.

The box is then sawed in half and then held together with soft pine boards about a quarter inch thick through which the saw will easily penetrate. You will note an opening of an inch or two between the two halves of box proper but covered with the strips, sides, top and bottom.

A slot is cut on each side of the center through which a metal or wooden slide can be inserted at proper time.

Fig. 20 shows a picture of the slide. To cover slots, wooden doors are hinged. Directly below the slots are grooves to slide the slides into and be held firmly. Thus the halves of boxes when sawed could be pulled apart without anyone seeing on the inside of boxes.

Fig. 20 shows a picture of the slide. To cover slots, wooden doors are hinged. Directly below the slots are grooves to slide the slides into and be held firmly. Thus the halves of boxes when sawed could be pulled apart without anyone seeing on the inside of boxes.

Fig. 21 gives another view of the halves of boxes before they are joined together with the strips of pine wood.

In the bottom of box are a number of air holes. On the sides of box are holes through which ropes can be carried outside to spectators after girl is bound in box. Figs. 19 to 21 show the location of these holes.

THE TABLE FRAMES:

You will need two of these to support the box so at proper moment when box is sawed you can pull frames apart, each bearing a half of the box.

Fig. 22 shows the frame. Each leg has a castor on bottom. In emergency four saw horses can be used.

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