Turn cards over as one card and snap them on the back with finger.

"One card left."

The snapping back and front emphasizes the effect of holding only one card.

In my work I actually throw three cards from right to left hand and they do not come apart. You will find many uses to which you can put this principle of showing three cards as one. As you study, new ideas may present themselves to you for using this principle.

"Now the last card."


Place the three cards as one with backs to audience on the back of right hand. Grasp edges under first and last fingers at about the second joints. Fig. 32.

Pass left hand over cards on back of right hand. Fig. 33.

As you do this, turn fingers and cards down into palm of right hand. Bring out second and third fingers, then straighten all the fingers. Fig. 34.

As left hand leaves right hand, it should be kept closed as if it had taken card from the right hand and closed around it. Cards are now concealed in palm of right hand. Fig. 35.

Bring left hand about eighteen inches away from right and open it slowly to show that card has disappeared.

Place right hand in right trousers' pocket and bring out the cards one at a time.

Note -- Learn to do this effect also without having gentleman reach into pocket. In stage work a spectator may not be near enough — or it may not be advisable to use a committee.


The preceding effect may be presented in a little different way.

Before you begin the experiment place two cards in your upper left vest pocket, faces toward your body. Then while you are performing and have passed about six cards to pocket, click a card and pretend that it did not go into pocket. Start looking for it and reach up under coat with right hand. Take the cards from vest pocket quickly and carry them up under shoulder. Grasp left side of coat with left hand and open coat. Bring out the two cards fanned out, backs to audience. Fig. 36.

"That time two went up together and, as a result, got stuck at my shoulder. Let them now continue on their way."

Let go of coat with left hand. Reach up under left side of coat with right hand and quickly put cards back into upper vest pocket. Then move hand up to shoulder so that audience can see coat lifted, giving the impression that you placed the cards there.

"One two there they go. And here they are.

Reach into trousers' Then continue effect pocket and take two cards out. as described above.

Another variation of the effect involves some preliminary work. Have the lining on your left coat sleeve opened and pocket sewed in large enough to hold several cards. On the edge have a snap fastener sewed on. Fig. 37.

Before appearing for your performance place two cards in pocket of sleeve. After having passed several cards, pretend that cards got stuck in sleeve. Reach up sleeve with right hand, open snap, and take cards from pocket. Fan the two cards, backs to audience. Then say that they will continue on their way. Reach into sleeve again, replace cards in pocket of sleeve, close snap. You can now show empty sleeve to prove that cards have vanished.

Then produce the two cards from trousers' pocket.

Little stunts like these add Showmanship to a trick and make it more interesting. EMERGENCY METHOD:

If you should happen to be before a group, some of whom have seen you perform this experiment before and think you use palming, it is best to vary the effect in the way I shall describe here. These spectators are watching you closely and you must leave them completely mystified at the end of the experiment.

Slip three cards into your right trousers' pocket beforehand. Then instead of counting off twelve from the deck, FALSE COUNT nine cards off as twelve.

Show pocket empty by method I described above. Start clicking cards. The sharpest eye cannot see the cards go into the pocket now, for they are already there.

Another ruse is actually to count twelve cards from the deck or to have someone else count them, then to palm off six and replace them on top of pack in squaring up the pack and placing it on table. Have six cards in pocket before you start.

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