The Business For Card In Wallet

"And there's the quid." All eyes will be on the £ 1 note, extend your left hand to receive the top half of the cards from the spectator. Say "I'll bet you've cut to your card — obviously there's a pound on it." Take the cards from the left hand with the right hand, palming the top card in left hand in the process. Place the cards on the table and pick up the note. The left hand meanwhile goes to the inside pocket ostensibly to remove the wallet to allow you to put the note away. Naturally you take the opportunity to load the card in the wallet through the slit you've previously cut in the back. From here it's all plain sailing, start to put the note away as the spectator turns over the card cut at, which is the wrong one. Remove his card from the zippered portion of the wallet.

There are several strong points to this routine — the patter line is engaging, the hands are demonstrably empty, and the cards leave the performers hands for the spectator to cut. The spectator actually hands you the packet of cards with the chosen card on top, and the misdirection for the palm is exceedingly strong.

Incidentally, for magicians I have a wallet with two slits, the lower one having a zip fastener. After the trick is finished I turn ovei the wallet, the left fingers covering the usable slit, point out that the strong feature of the trick is that even the slit on the back of the wallet is zip fastened.

Editor's Note

It is of course obvious who first performed the Card in Wallet. Students of history will instantly recognise the pose on page 25 as being that of none other than Napoleon. It is clear that he adopted this attitude for reasons other than simply keeping his hands warm.

Modestly, Pabular refrains from taking credit for this revelation.

1. COLONEL STODARE

2. CAZENEUVE

3. NICOLA Y PERFORMING BEFORE NAPOLEON 111 AND THE PRINCE IMPERIAL

1. COLONEL STODARE

2. CAZENEUVE

3. NICOLA Y PERFORMING BEFORE NAPOLEON 111 AND THE PRINCE IMPERIAL

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