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Have the spectator untie the knot leaving the ring upon the handkerchief. To obtain the final penetration it is necessary to bring about an unsuspected exchange of ring and shell, the shell being apparently threaded on the handkerchief but, in fact, being only held against it by a fold in the cloth. This exchange is effected thus : Hold the handkerchief and ring on the upturned left hand as shown in Fig. 35. Two vital points must be noted at this stage : (a) The ring should be positioned so that only one corner of the handkerchief is on the thumb side of the ring, the other three being below the ring and; (b) The ring should be at right angles to the hand and in line with the inner edge of the fourth finger so as to leave adequate space between the ring and the further edge of the hand. These points are already illustrated in Fig. 35.

With the shell in the thumb palm move the right hand so that it passes over the upturned left hand, the right fingers eventually encircling the cloth at x—x in Fig. 35. As the two hands come momentarily palm-to-palm grip the shell edgewise at the roots of the left fingers and, releasing the grip of the right thumb, fold the shell across the left palm. Immediately this exchange takes place turn the left hand with its back towards the spectators and slide the right hand to the end of the handkerchief as in Fig. 36, which shows the relative positions of ring and shell. Done correctly there is no risk of the shell and ring striking each other.

Now turn the left hand palm downwards and, with the right hand, stroke the handkerchief on the thumb side of the left hand a couple of times. Under cover of this stroking use the left forefinger to push that portion of the handkerchief which passes over the shell down through the shell (the shell being held firmly between the underside of the thumb and the second finger). This " push through" is facilitated by the right hand, while stroking the handkerchief, also twists it somewhat to reduce its thickness. Next retract the left forefinger and immediately pinch the tip of the protruding loop of cloth against the main part of the handkerchief between the left thumb and forefinger. Fig. 37 gives a diagrammatic view of the position at this stage.

Under cover of the right hand turn the left hand palm towards the spectators then stroke the lower half of the handkerchief with the right hand removing the ring in the process so that it ends up in the right finger palm. The description of this exchange of ring and shell has necessarily been long but, if studied carefully with the articles in hand, it will be found to be quite straightforward and rapid in execution.

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Ft^.SS - TO? VI £W-Having given the spectators a brief view of the shell, apparently securely threaded on the handkerchief, turn the left hand palm downwards. Have a spectator tie the ends of the handkerchief together with a double knot at the back of the left hand while you grip your left wrist with your right hand. This position, apparently for support during the tying, covers a secret move—with the

right fingers gently work the ring along the underside of the left hand until it is positioned in the centre of the left palm and between the handkerchief and the hand.

When the tying is complete release the right hand and hold1 up the left hand with its back towards the spectators to display the knot to which you may gesture with the right hand. At this stage you have the view shown in Fig. 38. If the solid ring is not fully covered by the folds of the handkerchief take this opportunity of quickly making the necessary adjustment. Next turn the left hand palm towards the spectators so that they obtain the view given in Fig. 38.

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From the spectators point of view nothing has occurred up to this point apart from the securing of the handkerchief to your left hand. Ask a spectator to hold his hand palm upwards and hold

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your left hand above it. Make three throwing movements of the left hand as you count, " One, two, three." Keep your fingers curved on the first two movements but, on the third, straighten the fingers, thus allowing the solid ring to be thrown on to the spectator's hand as in Fig. 39—a highly surprising effect.

Follow up by removing the handkerchief from the hand as follows: grip the knot with the right hand letting the left fingers curve inwards naturally. Pull upwards and forwards with the right hand thereby freeing the shell which you grip at once in the left thumb palm. Straighten the left fingers as soon as the shell is secure and, with the right hand, remove the handkerchief completely from the left. It is immediately obvious to the spectators, of course, that there is no ring on the knotted handkerchief.

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