A much easier way of accomplishing this, one that avoids an\ secret calculation b\ you, is to have the spectators freely cut the deck and then take twelve cards from the top, each person taking a group of four. You have a chart glued to the back of a Joker. This chart lists each possible total beside the card that ends up on the face of the deck. You may even cany an index with fifty-two slips of paper to cover all the possible outcomes. As soon as the) make the cut, you glimpse the bottom card (if possible, without touching the deck, or at most barely touching it) and steal the appropriate slip from the index. Thus, if picture cards count as zero, the total for the top twelve cards of the stack (with the 9* on the bottom) would be 1774. Lets go through it:
First spectator: 4 + 2 + 74-3 = 16. Second spectator: 4 + 6+1+5=16. Third spectator. 9 + 2 + 0 + 3 = 14.
J* total is 1774. If the 4* were on the bottom, the total would be If* " , WC* °n the fcttom, the total would be 2181, and so on.
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The pathology of the poet says that the undevout astronomer is mad the pathology of the very plain man says that the genius is mad and between these extremes, which stand for ten thousand analogous excesses, the sovereign reason takes the part of a moderator and does what it can. I do not think that there is a pathology of the occult dedications, but about their extravagances no one can question, and it is not less difficult than thankless to act as a moderator regarding them.