You: What were the three things you wrote down?
(The subject will go through what he has written, ask him a couple of questions about each of the things he has written down. This doesn't affect the working of the trick but it allows you to claim that he gave out clues as to what he would think of whilst you were questioning him.)
You: I want you to look at the 3 slips of paper. When you are ready I
want you to take two of the slips of paper and throw them away. Don't let me see which slip you have left.
(If its easier, ask him to put them in his pocket, you could even burn them to add a little to the performance, do anything to get rid of them, just make sure you can't see which ones he's getting rid of!)
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