book tests in endless number, but many of them have considerable disadvantages. The best experiments of this kind come from England and America, but you must carry the gim-micked books with you. Books are heavy and bulky, making them a problem if you travel alone a lot, as I do.
I am also of the opinion that one should avoid book tests in which a page is forced by rolling dice or selecting a playing card. My experience has shown that these procedures do not convince an audience. If a force is used, it must be simple and logical.
At the 1991 Mental Workshop I learned about Kurt Teich-mann's "Telephone Directory Test", and I think highly of it. I
thought about it and developed a new version, which has always been greatly appreciated by my audiences. This trick is absolutely inexplicable to the public. I also find that magicians are puzzled at the end of the routine, thanks to the various refinements and niceties.
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