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The Prompter card is-the one card they never-see (if one would take-the time to memorize the information on the card it wouldn't be needed; in fact I strongly recommend one doing this). If you use the card make it small enough to conceal in the palm of your hand or tape it to the cuff of your shirt sleeve. Now to explain the use of this card

You will note in the diagram of the ESP cards there is a number in the lower left corner of each card. This is called the value number of that symbol. (Of course these numbers are to be memorized for the cards you use in the act will -.101 bear these numbers) . Now for an illustration to show you how to work this method:

Say the person on your left selected the name card VOLTA, he would look at his psychic card and select the ESP card STAR. The second or center person selected the name card DUNNINGiR, from his psychic card he would select the ESP card WAVY LINES. The person on your right selected the name card Myrus, from his psychic card he would select the ESP card CIRCLE.

Now after this has been done just as soon as you turn around to face the audience, glance at the two remaining cards on the stand, which in this case would be the CROSS and SQUARE, now by remembering the value numbers of these two symbols, which would be one and six. ADD these two numbers together giving you the total of seven. Now as you hold the tips of your fingers to your forehead as to aid you in concentration, glance at your prompter card and opposite the number sever on this card the letter and symbol in the first column shows what the person on your left has chosen. (You will note in my diagram of this card I used only the first letter of each name so as to keep the card small as possible.

The cenrar column opposite the number seven shows what the center or second person has selected, and the letter and symbol in the third column shows what the person on your right has selected. As I mentioned before, if you-will memorize the information on the prompter card you can do this act completely surrounded as you will have nothing to conceal in doing this affect.

Ac first reading thif3 effect may seem a little hard to understand, but with just a little effort on your part you can master this method, and will possess an effect that your audience will remember you by — a reputation builder.

You need: One set of 5 ESP Design Cards -each design different and a duplicate set of same cards, but on the back of ONE of the design cards a star has been blocked out in the UPPER RIGHT CORNER and LOWER LEFT CORNER. Arrange the cards in following order: STAR... CROSS...CIRCLE...SQUARE...WAVY LINES. A third set of 5 cards but in this set all the cards bear the same design (a sort of ::Force:' set) as the card which has the mark on back (MARKED CARD).

Working: 1. Place the PLAIN unmarked set of cards in your right coat pocket beforehand, . laying them on their sides.

Place the set containing the MARKED CARD in front of spectator. Place the FORCE PACK in front of you. Each now CUTS his set of cards a few times as a means of "mixing' the cards. You and spectator both deal your cards out in a row in front of yourselves. Ask spectator to draw any one of the cards.from your row. Ke does so. You notice where the MARKED CARD is in his row and by counting from that you are able to draw from his row the duplicate of the same 'Force'; card he drew from yours. Show that they both MATCH!

2. Have spectator place his pack in his pocket, while you place your packet in right coat pocket - standing it UPRIGHT to keep it separate from other pack. Tell him to draw any card from those in his pocket. Then you (because of the rotation of the dasigns in knewn order) can draw same card from your pocket. Bring out the remaining four cards and add the missing card. Placa both his and your pack face down on table, as if finished. The FORCE pack remains in your pocket.

As an afterthought, pick up pack he held — and hand him the pack you held, which was the ARRANGED pack. While you turn your back have person cut pack a few times from top to bottom, which apparently mixes cards but this operation actually retains the same rotation or order. Have person place packet face up 011 table, Turn around and note the card showing •- and state that you will endeavor to arrange the same rotation of designs in YOUR PACK. Fan your cards face toward yourself — and arrange cards in usual rotation of: STAR...CROSS...CIRCLE..»SQUARE...WAVY LINES, as before. Then cut your cards so that the same card Is o.n Face of Pack as is showing on face of his pack. Turn cards over and show that both packs have the same cards in same rotation or order.

K1MBERS "MARVELOUS GIMMICK"

According to the advertising of this item, the performer throws any book out into the audience, directs the spectator to run his thumb over the pages of-the book until he feels like stopping - to stop at that point and open the book wide. He is to look at the first word-or sentence on the left or right page at point opened and note the word or sentence. Performer has book tossed back to him and he is able to tell the word or sentence.

This is modernization of a popular trick of former years, where the performer used a brand new book and as spectator opened book at any point, the book would be 'cracked open at that point. When the book was back in performer's hands he could easily discover the point of opening as the book pages would separate readily at that opened point.

Hiiaber has improved the idea by supplying a transparent adhesive, and you draw or paint a strip of this along the edges of the book pages, about an inch or two from the back where the pages are stitched. When you get the book you can find the break, as the pages open freely at that point and remain somewhat more closed elsewhere.

"I feel. the- beat -way —txi-us^ -thig -is- trot- to-open-the--4x>ok--your&e.l £.ixut. to -toss it off stage to an assistant who can then open book out of view of spectators — copy the word or sentence on a large slate and hold it up so you can see it. Or helper can copy the words out on a card9 stick it with a bit of Magician's wax to the top of a box of chalk which he hands out to you. You can read this off when you take a stick of chalk out of the box and start to write out on a large slate or pad the same words that the spectator is concentrating on. Spell the words out letter by letter for the best effect.

Another cute gag would be to operate with a faked blindfold. Holding book in hands, ask the spectator if he or she followed your directions and run a thumb over the book until something seemed to inspire him to open at that point, illustrating the move by running your thumb over the pages and opening the book. Of course while doing this you open the book at the point of break and read off the wording. Then tossing book aside you can recite the words. Like all easy or 'push button1 magic there are drawbacks that make up for the seeming advantages. If someone opens the book too much at more than one point, you will need your skill to cover that problem. After each show you recoat the edges of pages to set it up for next time.

MIRACLES WITH A CLIP BOARD By U. F. Grant

In offering this material and suggestions I do so with the hope that at least one effect will be a feature in your show, or that one or more tips will put you back in favor with clip boards. And maybe set you right on type of board you require

First Let vs Take Up Types of Clip Boards MIDGET CLIP BOARD

This is a small board about 2%!; long by IV wide with a small clip at the top and a single sheet of paper clipped under same, and is used for one question or notation... Anything they write on the paper, then tear paper off and fold it up and keep It, you take board back, there is a small piece of paper left under the clip, remove the clip to let paper flutter out, when clip is removed this leaves exposed a small tab, your hand hides this...Then place a few slips of note paper on the board, at back side of board? then you note you have them on wrong side, pull papers up and away from board, as you do, pull on tab and this carries out .of inside of the board a piece of paper with a carbon impression of the thing they wrote...This comes right out behind the papers as you place them on the board to write an answer to their question, etc, etc.j

You get the information right in full view in a clean cut easy manner. To work again, you merely stick a little tab to a fresh piece of paper and slide it back in the board and slip clip back on over tab and you are set again...This and all boards described in this manuscript appear as genuine file boards and do not look tricked to the keenest eye, I will describe many effects with this small board later on in the manuscript.

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