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bon on while in this position. Show it again, after ribbon is attached and asks spectator if he is positive you are wrong. Put it back on top and say you will bury the card in the pack. Left thumb exerts a little pressure and slides the top card, over as in dealing and this separates the two. Without showing card again push it into the center of deck.

Now hold pack with face of same towards audience and standing vertically with the ribbon coming out at the top. Have spectator name the correct card. Riffle the top of the deck several times arvi have him gently pull the ribbon up. THE CORRECT INITIALED CARD l.AKES ITS' APPEARANCE ON THE END OP THE RIBBON AND IT IS THE SPECTATOR'S TO KEEP!


Once again I introduce an effect that has been tested under fire and which has proven a good item for small club and close-up programs. It uses one of my favorite subterfuges - that of introducing an odd card into a borrowed deck - than which there is no other principle more intriguing at the moment.

Asking two members of the audience to assist you have one on each side and announce a most baffling problem with the borrowed deck. With the card3 face up you deal them onto the spectator's hands, the man to your right getting the black cards, and the man on your left getting the reds. You ask if everything has been fair to date and receive an affirmative reply from both. The packet of red cards is now given a shuffle with faces towards audience and encircled with a rubber band, the left hand spectator holding them thereon. The man on the right is now asked to say 'STOP' as you riffle the black packet, and note (as well as remember) the card stopped at. This packet is also secured with another band and given him to hold. Mystic words are said, passes are made and everyone holds their breath. The right hand man is told to look through his packet and remove his card. It is gonel The left hand man is now told to look at his cards and see whether or not there is a black one among the reds. There is I The first man names his card. The second man shows the black stranger. Climax! Nice? I think so because it has always been received very well.

Borrowing the deck for this trick makes it a practical drawing room and club number. In the latter places have the secretary, president, etc., or from whom you obtain the deck, act as one of the assistants to emphasize this point. Besides yourself an extra card is necessary. It may be of any back design. I always carry four cards about with me. Two are of bridge size with red and blue badcs and the other two are of regular size also with red and blue back3. Thus it is possible to match a deck in size and general color. This extra card is a 'short' but made with a trimmed corner or a concave trim at the center of ends. Straight across shorts are not practical as I have said at lengths before. Palm it onto the top or back of deck you have borrowed. Keep deck face up, and fanning them through locate and pass to the face of deck the genuine duplicate of this extra card. I forgot to 3ay that the extra card should be a small black spot card. It shows up better and the contrast among the reds is greater. Consider it said.

Have the spectators up and standing on each side. Their hands outstretched, you deal the cards from the face out pack, the reds to the left and the blacks to the right. After the first and until the last they can be dealt in bunches, but the man on the right gets the black packet with the genuine card at the back and the fake duplicate at the face. They both admit that everything has been fair. You take the two packets from them, one in each hand. The right black packet is in the right hand, ends between thumb and second finger with backs up. The left red packet is face down on left hand. You ask left hand person which color packet you shall use. At the same time you tap the right hand packet's side onto back of left packet, and the left fingers come up around the back of packet and top slip the card off onto back of the left packet. The spectator names a color. It doesn't matter. If he says 'RED' you hand black packet back for the moment and with faces of red cards to front, overhand shuffle about half and drop the rest on top (or face) all of which brings the genuine black card to about center. Take a rubber band from right trouser pocket, snap It around the packet and give to him to hold.

If the spectator says 'Black' say that you will have a card chosen from this selected packet but first you will have the red ones secured and then proceed in exactly the same manner. Now take the black packet again. At the face of this packet is the fake duplicate. Cut the deck bringing this locator card near center and turn packet face up.

Riffle the front end from bottom to top and have right hand spectator say 'STOP' at any time. It is simple to riffle this packet through quickly several times as you say this and whenever he says •STOP* you riffle to short and stop. Thus the fake duplicate is looking up and staring him in the face. He remembers it (we hope). The deck closes and It is turned face down. Right thumb riffles up the end nearest performer until the short card drops again and deck is cut, the right hand masking the back of the fake duplicate now on top. At this time however, you are talking about the card that has just been noted in the black packet and you ask the man with the red packet if anyone has been near him. He says, 'No.' At this time you palm the top card of your packet to pocket as you reach for the second rubber band. Secure the black packet and give it to right hand man. The effect is done as far as mechanics are concerned. Reread the description for the finish and the deck Is returned to the host or hostess with thanks.

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I discovered this back around 1928 but to date it has never appeared in print to my knowledge. The discovery was quite accidental but at that time I was spending a lot of time and study on one-way back effects and chanced upon it. I can't guarantee this with any other back than the League Backs of Bicycle make. I consider that design the best one-way backed card for many reasons.

Faces of cards are susceptible to the one-way principle in twenty-two instances if only the spot cards are considered. Picture cards generally have some difference that can be noted but the Jack, Queen and King of Spades are the only three court cards with a definite one-way design at the center of their faces. That gives us twenty-five cards in the deck that can be discovered by their faces when reversed.

Now comes the strange part of all this. Arrange the faces so all are pointing the same way. Now turn them over and check the backs - the three wing design at center of the back on League cards.

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Robert Doidge then gave me the idea of using the cue for 'hot and cold' so that medium could enter the room and locate an Indian rupee which had been hidden and which was supposed to have a magnetic property which would register on those who were telepathically inclined. All bosh, but nevertheless good presentation. Try it out and see for yourself the possibilities.


Years ago I used this effect in a silk routine

I did as a club act, and running across it in my scrapbook reminded me that it was still good. Two glasses are on your table together with two cylindric covers which are about a half inch less in heighth than the glasses. The covers are first tossed to someone and received back after you have passed one of the glas ses out and had the spectator bring it back. Taking one of the covers, you pick up the other glass and show that they just fit nicely over the tumblers. The spectator's glass is covered and he holds it on outstretched hand. A silk is now taken, put into the other glass and covered. On command the silk vanishes. The tube is carefully lifted showing the glass empty and tumbler is set down while tube is taken to front and then snapped into audience. Lifting the other tube from hand of spectator, the silk is found in that glass and all is well.

My method was to have one a mirror glass and the other to match but unprepared. The duplicate silk was pleated across and then up so as to spring open, tied with a single piece of weak thread and fastened to the head of a common bent pin so that when hanging inside a glass, a mere push downward on the bundle with finger would break it. This was hung in the back part of the mirror glass. Taking back a tube it was dropped over this empty (?) glass for a second and being a little shorter came below the overhanging pin. Lifting it off carried the silk with it and in putting this tube over the other glass the silk was broken by the right second finger which was holding tube from inside with thumb outside. The other silk was vanished by the mirror glass 1 The sucker working of being careful with tube carried all thoughts away from this tumbler which was left on the table.


Usually a performer is serious about finding a card in front of an audience but in this case I have departed from that rule. After working it out and trying it under actual conditions, I found that people still took it seriouslyl And, best of all, it always gets appreciation for some intangible reason, possibly because it appears like a lunatic's method YET WORKS.

It can be worked by two methods. I prefer the first because it is cleaner. Use your own deck and have 13 or 14 duplicate cards to match. In your left coat pocket put the same number of inPage 46

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different cards taken from the deck and put the packet of duplicates on bottom with another card below to mask. We will assume the duplicate packet to consist of Fives of Clubs. Have the Nine of Hearts, Six of Diamonds and Two of Spades in top portion of deck and pencil dot their upper left and lower right comers so as to quickly locate them in a fan. As will be seen, these card combinations may be changed at will by performer.

State that you played at an asylum and after the show was approached by an inmate who wanted to show you a card trick. This is it. The person said that rather than discover a card by skill and dexterity, he had learned to use his brain. You now ask the spectator assisting to cut off and retain about half the deck. You pick up your half, and illustrate that he is to fan his cards facing him and that you will reach over and draw several cards at rawiom. You do this, throwing them face down each time without looking at or showing them. You pick three in this manner, and it isn't by chance or coincidence that you take the three dotted ones I

Now you fan your own packet so that the duplicate cards make a wide fan and offer the spectator a choice of ono which he is to place in his pocket without learning its' identity. At thi3 time you drop your packet into left coat pocket standing it beside the mixed cards already there, laying on their sides. Picking up the three cards you picked you explain that this was how the lunatic knew the card selected by the spectator. Turn them faces totrard3 audience and say, "We take the highest card which in this case is a Nine and from it subtract the next hl^iest which is a Six. That leaves Three. To that remainder we add the lowest card which is a Two. Three and Two is Five. Therefore the card is a Five Spot. Now we look at the three cards and find a Heart, a Diamond and a Spade. Clubs is the missing suit, so the card must be a Club. In short, by simple figuring the selected card is the Five of Clubs. Will you show it, sir?" After card is shown to be the right one, you can bring from pocket the mixed cards and throw on table. Say, "That was what I was shown, and it's my opinion that anyone who can make a thing like that work shouldn't be locked up."

An alternate method is to dot the cards in the spectator's half in the same manner, but fan force the single card from your half. This requires no duplicates but is not a3 fair looking and clean cut as the other. The effect is quite different.


(Notes Mr. Read needs no introduction. As the author of The Calo3tro Kindreading Act, he can be thanked by the profession for a most practical and much needed system. The following is another of his very original ideas.)

Having stolen, or otherwise secured original written questions, or duplicates thereof, this new method of tabulating them for later secret reference is one of the cleverest means yet devised for the mentalist. It is so innocent looking and so easy to handle that no suspicion can possibly be aroused. It is now released for the first time and will fit in with the work of many.

You have backstage a writing tablet about 8' by 10", the ordinary kind with a gray cardboard back and a flexible cover which is hinged at the top. The stolen questions are copied in abbreviated form on the outside of the cardboard back,

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takes three together from cny spot and pockets while performer reassembles deck by completelng cut from where cards were taken and glimpses bottom card in laying cards aside. Thus he knows the next three or chosen cards in order.

Standing blindfolded at a distance the performer asks that a card be taken from pocket. Ninety-five times out of a hundred the cards are taken out in the correct order. However, the color Is named first, followed by the suit, to double-check. Have the first and third of the same color but opposite suits. The middle card is of opposite color. If it isn't the color you name you know the card anyway. If it isn't the suit you know it too. You may hit one who r,oes at it backwards but when a rare specimen doesn't follow the order as planned he'll invariably keep on the way he has started. The middle card never misses beinp; second. It's up to you to make the most of the last. But watch the effect on the audience I

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