The magician takes a wallet from his pocket and lays it on the table.
A spectator is given an ordinary deck of cards which he may examine. He is asked to shuffle the cards and spread them face down on the table. With one finger he pushes forward a card. The Magician picks-up that card, opens the wallet and takes out a small envelope. Inside is a matching prediction card.
SECRET: Obtain a small Plastic wallet and cut a slit opening on one side of it, the wallet has a small compartment with a snap button, inside is a small envelope with a card, you can put inside the wallet — money, pictures, other papers, to make it look like an ordinary wallet.
We give you some effects which are not difficult and are easy to perform.
1. Have the wallet in your pocket, reach in the pocket with fingers covering the cut and thumbs on the other side of the wallet, while you talk let a spectator take a glimpse on both sides of the wallet, then you throw the wallet on the table with slit side down.
You can if you like (which is not necessary) open the wallet, open the small compartment and pull out the small envelope, have it initialled by the spectator or have a transparent envelope and have a sticker with the spectator's initials glued on the envelope.
2. Introduce a deck of cards and let spectator if he likes examine it and he shuffles the cards, take the cards from the spectator and spread the cards on the table. Also lay the wallet on the table with the slit side down. Let the spectator push one card with his forefinger forward, ask him if he wishes to change his mind and select another instead, but this is not necessary.
Take the selected card with the right hand, take the card with the THUMB AND FOREFINGER and place the card face down.
3. Take the wallet in the left hand, slit side down, open the wallet with the left FOREFINGER (this is a natural move) as you are holding the selected card with your right hand, now comes the important move.
The right hand approaches the wallet, the slit is face down, open the little pocket with the snap, while the right hand travels to the wallet with card. Card is transferred from THUMB AND FOREFINGER to FOREFINGER AND MIDDLE FINGER, this is a natural move as you open the little pocket.
While you open the pocket with your thumb the FOREFINGER AND MIDDLE FINGER release the card, introduce them in the cut, to get hold of the duplicate card, while this is being done the left fingers beneath the wallet get hold of the card. The right fingers pull out the card from the slit with MIDDLE AND FOURTH FINGERS while the THUMB AND FOREFINGER pull out the envelope. The magician now throws the WALLET WITH THE FIRST SELECTED CARD ON THE TABLE, opens the envelope and shows that the card MATCHES.
The whole thing of transferring the selected card from right hand to the left fingers underneath the wallet takes a few seconds only, and the spectator does not suspect that you are holding now another card after pulling it out from the wallet.
ANOTHER way to present the effect is as follows; Put in the wallet, money, visiting cards, pictures, etc. Let the spectator shuffle a deck of cards. Take the deck from the spectator and tell him that you are going to drop one card at a time onto the table until he says stop. When he does you drop the remaining cards of the deck on the table and follow as in No. 1.
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