Another Version of The Princess Card Trick

From the ghost deck remove the following four cards: Ace of Spades, Five of Diamonds, Seven of Hearts and Eight of Hearts. Make these four cards into a fan and have any one mentally selected. Next have the four cards mixed by the spectator and handed to you in a pile face downwards. Before you start the effect you should have one extra card in your lap— the rest of the deck is on the table. Take the mixed cards and hold them below table level. Sa> that you think you can tell two things, the mentally selected card and which of the four it is. Keep all four below but bring up the extra card without showing it—and say that is the one you think was the chosen card— ' place it face down in the middle of the table and cover with your handkerchief. Ask now for the chosen card to be named—and while recapping on what has happened you feel for their card amid the four held below the table. Immediately you find it—drop it in the lap and bring up the left-hand palm upwards and empty. An instant later the right hand brings up the three other cards and drops them on the outstretched left palm in a face down position. This hand now extends to pass the three cards to the spectator to check. Whilst the left hand goes forward with the cards, the right returns to the lap picks up the selected card and palms it—then comes up again, goes to the hankie in the middle of the table and the left hand, now empty because the spectator has taken the cards lifts the corner allowing the right to move under a bit and appear to take out the card. The palmed card is withdrawn and thrown face down to the spectator who goes to turn it over, allowing you a fraction of time to pick up the hankie and the tabled card and place same into your pocket. There are no sleights in this routine; the moves given are all natural and the handling is such that both hands have been shown empty at a vital point. The last point is to explain that the four cards we name are each distinctive in the Ghost Deck. To find the Ace of Spades, check immediately for the "red" notch only. For the Five of Diamonds—feel in the "red" and "Hearts" position, if is "red" only—it must be diamond. For the Seven of Hearts check the "Hearts" and "even" position only—if it is "Hearts" only it must be the Seven. For the Eight of Hearts—the only even card, check "Even" only. It is as well to do the checking before you pretend to remove the chosen card (the fifth) so that their order is known and as soon as the chosen card is named you can drop it to the lap immediately.

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