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Note that all cards and envelopes are "paired" together with the exception of the card and envelope on the top and bottom of the packet. Now by taking the top card and placing it in the bottom of the pile, EVERY card and envelope will be in perfect sequence and properly "paired." You are now ready to distribute them back to the original writers. This explanation should make the modus operandi understandable.

Variations: After you have grasped the mode of operation, you will readily appreciate these variations and wrinkles which go to strengthen the routine if you care to use them. As previously explained, any number of questions can be used, but you are to return the cards and envelopes to ever> writer you answer. It is then necessary that you answer every billet in order to secure the card that was supposedly in the first envelope answered.

Here is a well-balanced routine. Distribute say fifty cards and fifty envelopes and plan to answer twelve or fifteen which will make a sufficiently long program. In the course of distributing the cards and envelopes you will find an opportunity to glance at some ONE billet. (This opportunity may be offered as to pass a card to another spectator near this writer, or you can take the card in your' hand and insert it in the envelope advising your audience to put the card in face down, so No One can see it.) You can thus learn this one question. You continue to pass out cards, etc. and now start the collection. Collect half a dozen billets inquiring the writer's name and write their correct name on their envelopes. When you approach the spectator who holds the billet containing the question you know, take it, inquire his name, appear to write same on envelope, but leave it blank. Then continue collecting the next 12 or 14 billets, writing the preceding name on each billet and the last name on the first billet. You now have your packet to work with but you can still continue to collect billets, inquire the writer's name and really write it on the envelope. As you appear to be tailing up too much time, ask the spectators to oblige you by placing their own tiames on the envelopes for purposes of identification. Collect all these names in a glass bowl, having first deposited the envelopes you have written the names on. Leave the glass bowl containing the questions with some spectator in the audience and return to the stage. You are now ready to offer one of the strongest routines ever presented by anymentalist.

Questions and names were written on fair cards and envelopes collected and never leave the audience's sight. Each writer's name is (apparently) written on each envelope, these deposited in a glass bowl now in possession of some spectator. Performer calls first name and answers questions which he was able to learn during the distribution of the cards. Verifying same, this gives him the next name and question, etc. The performer must continue until he has answered the cards as prepared by himself writing the names, and on the last billet, he regains the card for the first envelope but he explains that he is forced to close his entertainment due to the time that he consumed and greatly regrets his inability to answer all questions explaining to do so would require several hours. Performer informs his audience that he will return the sealed billets that are left in the bowl and no doubt many writers would not care to leave them about the theatre where so many prying eyes might learn some of their personal affairs. The remaining sealed billets (still sealed) and with the spectator's names on them are returned to the original writers. What could be stronger?

The last routine actually proves that ALL questions were actually placed in the bowl, that performer never approaches them and that the remaining balance were returned, still intact to the original writers, together with those answered. This routine must be seen to be appreciated and will baffle the best of skeptics.

While it is not part of the method or routine to use a plant in this one-man system, it is felt that additional tips and variations will be appreciated by all readers, whether or not they place them in practice. The value of a confederate can readily be appreciated, if this confederate is the first one to be answered, the performer, of course, knows the contents of the billet. In this way the performer never approaches the billets until every one has been SEALED. He then makes the collection.

Again a sensational effect can be created and presented as a special test if a second plant is used. After having answered sufficient questions, the performer starts to return the answered billets, also requests that a spectator or usher aid in the distribution of the remaining billets (sealed), the confederate can put his punch in the show. Re can stand and challenge the performer to answer his billet (which he just recovered from the bowl) and here is ample opportunity to present a real test. To create a wonderful effect is merely a matter of showmanship.

THE ALL FAIR WANT-AD TEST (Burling Hull)

Secret: Burling Hull created a masterpiece when he painstakingly RE-WORDED the advertisements on a page of classified advertising so that FOUR different words appear AT A CERTAIN NUMBER FROM THE BEGINNING OF EACH ADVERTISEMENT. These pages, the size of Popular Mechanics magazine, may be carefully inserted into any magazine of this size for the purpose of this presentation, and are ■

now available from Micky Hades Enterprises. ' Each column has_a separate word at a certain number For instance, MONEY is the SEVENTH word in every ad in the entire page.

OFFER is the 13th word in every ad in the. 1st column

NEW is the 15th word in every ad in the 2nd column

WRITE is the 10th word in every ad in the 3rd column.

Directions: Place one of the advertisement pages in a copy of the current issue of "The Modern Mechanic Magazine." Put it in the same section with the regular section of "Classified Advertisements" in the magazine. You are now ready. Have a glass bowl and a pair of scissors. In the event that you intend to use all three words or four words - then have THREE PAIRS OF SCISSORS with BLUNT ENDS (without points) such as obtainable at local stores so that you can give one to each of the spectators who are to assist you in this experiment. As there are two styles of presentation depending on whether you plan to have the word appear upon a slate apparently written by the aid of the '"Spirits" or appear on a large card placed inside an envelope which you have hung in some conspicuous place before the start of the performance. This feature (the revelation of the word at the conclusion of the experiment) may be prepared according to your preference.

Other ways to reveal the word are to have the word first arrived at by the audience by an apparently free choice - and then pick up a slate and chalk and receive an impression by means of Mental Telepathy;of the word which they have selected and which they are concentrating upon-mentally.

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