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Let's say you have a group of cards you want to stack (perhaps thirteen) on top of the deck. Ask a spectator to cut off a packet that is not too large. Take this from him and set the rest of the deck on the table. Next, force a known card on a spectator. As he shows it to everyone else, you turn your back to so you don't it Nothing could be simpler, now, than to stack the remaining twelve or more cards you hold, as the selection is displayed to the group and you proceed to divine it, complete with theatrical hesitations and expressed doubts. AH this is done without arousing the slightest suspicion. Just take care to keep your elbows against your sides toavoid betraying your hand and arm movements as you arrange the cards; and be sure to hold your head straight up, only turning your eyes down to see the cards. (In Fig. 40, the sly camera peeked over my shoulder and caught me.)
Turn back to the audience and add your packet to the one on the table as you also place the selection where it belongs in the stack. Your objective is accomplished.
d. Using a Strip-out
Force one of the thirteen cards to be stacked and have it returned anywhere in the deck. Shuffle the twelve remaining unstacked cards into the other forty (thirty-nine stacked cards plus the force card) without otherwise disturbing the stack sequence. Have someone give the deck a complete cut. Now fan the deck, faces toward you, and uPI°g ^e thirteen cards to be stacked, the forced one included (Fig. 41).
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