The Sword

EFFECT:

A box is shown mounted on four turned legs with castors. The top lid is raised and front door opened. Girl assistant steps into the box and then sits down in it.

The lid is pulled down. The girl practically fills the box. The front door is closed and attention called to a number of holes on each side of the box. A bunch of swords are shown and run through the box apparently penetrating the girl. The swords are run through the box at every possible angle. Even a spear is run down through a hole in the center of the top and bottom of box.

Finally the swords and spear are removed. The door and lid are opened and the girl steps from box unharmed.

PARAPHERNALIA:

2 -- From Twelve to Thirty-six Swords, or even more. An imitation Japanese sword made of wood would answer the purpose. Fig. 1.

PREPARATION: THE SWORD BOX:

The box measures about 19 1/2 x 22 1/2 x 36 inches (outside measurements). Fig. 2 shows a front view of the box and Fig. 3 a side view. Some boxes are 18 x 18 x 35 inches (inside measurements), but I allowed 3 inches extra from front to back.

The sides and top are paneled and are best if built of three-ply wood through which slots or holes are cut, through which the swords can be run. For temporary use wallboard can be used. The bottom of box should be made of 3/4 inch wood nailed to framework beneath. A moulding can be placed around framework for finish.

The box is fastened together with loose pin hinges as already described in a former lesson. The box is likewise fastened to bottom framework. The lid is hinged at the back so as to swing upwards and the front door is hinged so as to swing outwards.

Fig. 4 gives a cross section of box looking from above downward and showing front door slightly open.

Fig. 4 gives a cross section of box looking from above downward and showing front door slightly open.

Fig. 5 shows the lid with a hole through center through which spear can be inserted. A similar hole is in bottom of box.

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