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white ball of tissue which now drops into the hat. The right hand takes this hat and places it between the other two. From the audience's point of view three hats have been borrowed and placed on the operator's table. The sequence of moves has given perfect cover for the load. The pieces of tissue are rolled at the finger tips and dropped into the hats. The position being that each hat has a ball of white tissue, the centre hat having a ball of red tissue as well. The hats are moved about and the audience asked to state the whereabouts of the red ball. " Oh, no," says the operator, " you are wrong," and, carefully showing his hand, reaches inside the chosen hat, takes the white ball with his finger tips and finger palms the red ball. He withdraws his hand saying, in an artless manner, " I told you." The white ball is dropped back into the hat and reaching inside one of the other hats, the operator brings the finger-palmed red ball to the finger tips, saying, " You should watch more carefully ! " The red ball is now dropped back into the hat from which it was apparently taken, and showing his hands to be quite empty, he places e&ch hand in the rerfflrining two hats and brings out from each a white ball. He offers to repeat the effect. The hats are again moved about and with a similar procedure on the part of the operator, the audience are wrong again. Once more the effect is repeated, but at the finish the procedure differs slightly in this way : When the operator goes to the hat from the red ball, he finger-palms the white ball, the hat is then taken by the'brim with the left hand and allowed to swing down so that the audience can see that it is empty. The red ball is thrown inside, leaving the white ball still finger-palmed. The right hand now takes the hat from the left and the white ball is held under the brim completely concealed by the fingers of the right hand. The left hand now picks up one of the other hats and holding above the hat containing the red ball lets the white ball drop into it. This is repeated with the other hat. The right hand now turns the hat over, allowing the three balls to drop on to the table. The finger-palmed ball can be retained during the return of the hats and then pocketed.

YOUR FATE IN A TEACUP—continued from page 2

B is now asked to glance through his cards, choose one and name it. Again the appropriate billet is withdrawn and the card noted. C is now asked to open the book and choose either page. If it is the printed page he is then asked to choose a line, etc. The last billet is found whilst either the words or picture, ace being noted. At this stage the operator has three billets in his hand ; they should be in a light finger palm position, as the hand leaves the pocket. There is a recapitulation, the left hand picks up the cup at the same time there is a raising of the right arm and in a natural way the cup is turned over on to the right hand. Nothing, of course, leaves the cup, but as the right hand is fully spread the appearance of the three finger-palmed billet is a perfect deception. The cup is replaced on the table, the billets opened and read . . . then Curtain.

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