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This was inspired by the article 'A Name Revelation with faro shuffles' by Dr Ewer in Charles Miller's Magicana in Genii Vol. No.11 Nov. '73, and subsequent letters in Genii, namely Jim Hoy's letter in Intermission Vol.28 No.2 Feb. '74.
Whilst talking to his girl-friend the magician causes messages to appear on the sides and ends of the pack by shuffling it.
Take a new deck and set it up in Si Stebbins order AC, 4H, 7S, 10D, 4C etc from the top down.
Print with a purple pen on one narrow end with letters sloping to the right the following:-
HELLO BE A UTIFUL YOU'RE CUTE
Now deal the deck into two face-up piles side by side. Now place both printed ends together and faro the packets together keeping the AC on top and the JD on the bottom. If you examine the deck now, the message appears on both ends, but only on alternate cards. Go over the letters on both ends with your purple pen so that the printing will be the same even if some cards are turned end for end.
Cut at the JH and out faro (keeping the AC on top and JD on the bottom). Cut at the JS and out faro again keeping the same two cards top and bottom. The purple printing on both ends becomes a jumbled message. Now, taking a green pen, print with letters sloping left on the narrow ends the following :-
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