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Keeping the back of your right hand toward the audience as you move it away, let (he concealed gimmicked ring roll out onto your Jdr palm. This shuttle pass effects a very simple switch

A* your right hand moves away with die concealed ring, use it to take the cord lrom rhe woman on your left and pa® i t ro the woman on yourright. Ask her to inspect it. This gives the hand something to do. Meanwhile, the woman on your left is invited to touch both rings. When she has done so, take the cord back from your helper on the right and return it to the one on die left.

Apparently drop both rings from your left hand into your right. In fact, you execute another shuttle pass, holding back the genuine ring in your left fingers while transferring only the gimmicked ring ro your right hand- Display both of the right hands rings to the woman on that side.

At this point each woman has seen two rings: die one she brought up and the gimmicked one. Both believe the gimmicked ring arrived with the other person; a reasonable assumption since they are so similar.

Ask the woman on your right to point to either ring. Whichever she indicates, use a magicians choice to hand her the gimmicked ring. There is no reason for her ro examine or tug on it, as it looks normal.

Take the visible ring between your left fingers and thumb, rhe concealed ring lying just behind it. Retrieve the cord and thread it through both rings. This is not difficult. Bring your right hand, widi the cord, in front of your left, momentarily masking the rings. Then quickly thread the cord through rhe first, making sure the end drops through the second as well.

Once both rings are oil the cord, curl your left fingers around the short end (Figure 5). With your right hand, grasp the other end and release the visible ring, ietting it slide down to the ccntcr (Figure 6, next page).

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Tic the ends together, forming a continuous loop. Once the knot is tied, release the right hand s grip, so that the loop dangles from your left: hand only. Display it to those on the left side, then pass it to yoinsight hand, using your right fingers to encircle the knot and the concealed ring at rhe same time.

Retrieve die gimmickcd ring from the woman, raking it between your right thumb and forefinger, while your left hand grasps the visible ring threaded on the cord. Pull the cord taut between your hands (Figure 7).

in India who can do it on a grander seal*, and they have taught their methods to many others.

41If the atoms can be properly rearranged there is enough space. Concentrate Take your time— Look! 'Ihey're married'"

in India who can do it on a grander seal*, and they have taught their methods to many others.

41If the atoms can be properly rearranged there is enough space. Concentrate Take your time— Look! 'Ihey're married'"

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