Final Note

The important thing is to be direct and very clear in your instructions. "Chair 1, will you please read the message for Chair ? ", etc. etc.

Trevor Lewis

This will be going into my new book on Close-Up (due out in 1980).

For years finger flingers have been doing the Braue Add On move. I expect that the move has been invented time after time by generations of creative talents (which I guess rules out Pat Page)... but read on ... (a thought... if P.P. is supposed to represent 'very quiet' musically, how did that guy ever get those initials ... or haven't you head of his vile, sorry, violin playing). But to continue...

Four Aces face up on top of pack. Spread the aces and take a break below the second face down card. The block of six cards is squared above the left little finger. This is as in the standard version.

Pull off the first face up ace with the left thumb and let it turn face down on the remainder of the deck. Now allow the two indifferent cards to drop on to the deck. (i.e. on to the first face down ace). Continue to pull off the remaining three aces and turn them face down on top of deck. If you are doing this for the magical folk, make it look as though you are doing the normal add on, by taking your time turning over the last card. (If you do the standard add on you'll know what I mean).

Deal out the top four cards face down. The first three will be aces, the fourth indifferent. You state that they are the four aces, but look slightly guilty, (acting look as if your pull has just snapped).

While acting out the above charade, the left little finger holds a break below the second card of the deck. Pick up the indifferent card off the table and place it on top of deck and perform a triple turn over. Exclaim "see, it is an ace." Point to the other three and say "you mean you want to see the other three?" Pick up one of the other three face down tabled cards with the right hand and bring it towards the pack. Meanwhile the left hand is holding a break below the third card of the pack (you should have three face up cards on top of pack, an ace followed by two indifferent cards). Turn over the card in the right hand showing an ace. Place this face up on the pack (i.e. on the face up ace). Repeat with the other two face down cards on the table. You will now have six face up cards on top of the deck. Four face up aces followed by two face up indifferent cards. There will be a moment of relaxation from the spectator at this point when he appears to think that you have just led him on into thinking that you had done something. At this moment turn over the six cards face down and deal out the top four cards. The first two will be indifferent, the third and fourth aces. As you place the third ace down 'accidentally' flash the face of the ace in right hand and at the same moment partly push off the fourth card (an ace) from top of deck 'accidentally' flashing its face. Drop both cards together on to the table as you say "would you like to see them again?" You are now set to perform any of the 1,001 four ace routines that adorn the magical pages. Talking about magical Pages, how are you Pat?

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