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A DAY OF YOUR LIFB (continued from page 684)

Give him a piece of paper and on it he la to write one single item of food he had for dinner the night before. As he writes this and folds the paper you have secured another. Taka the "dinner" slip, giving him a fresh one, and put the folded paper under his right foot. On the second paper he writes one article of food he had for "luncheon". It is folded, exchanged for a third fresh slip, and the "luncheon" thought is placed under the subject's left foot. On the third paper he writes one thing he had for his "breakfast". After being folded, the performer has the subject hold it clenched in his fist. Then, as a last wish, the subject Is asked to write down the hour he got up that morning, not exactly, but as close as he can remember. During this last bit of writing, the performer gets an ash tray and matches close at hand.

The folded hour is burned openly, and from the smoke the time of arising is revealed. He next touches the spectator's forehead and gives him the favorite breakfast Item of food. And in turn he correctly divines the luncheon article and the dinner desire. He may conclude, saying, "And those are only minor details of your day. It probably Is Just as well that I don't think about the Important phases of your business."

All one needs Is a pad of paper about by inches. The five and dime store scratch pads of this size are correct. Tear off five or six sheets, folding each once the long way and then twice the opposite way. This makes for the right size to finger palm and finger-switch them with ease. I've written too"many times about this work over the past six Jinx years to use another column giving specific details. The creased papers are opened and with the pad are placed In the side coat pocket, loose papers to body. One paper is left folded, as a dummy, and this is kept in the same pocket.

Take out the pad and sheaf of papers. Remove the top one and give to spectator for "dinner". Put the packet back, finger palm the dummy, and also bring out the next loose paper. When spectator has refolded his paper you take it with the hand holding finger-palmed dummy while giving him the fresh paper with other hand. Then suggest putting it under his right foot, which is done, but the switch has been made and the right foot gets the blank dummy.

Now take another paper from the pocket, letting the first paper stay finger-palmed. Take the "luncheon" paper In exchange for a fresh slip as before, and, after an exchange, put the "dinner" slip under the left foot where the "luncheon" paper should be. The same thing happens the third time. The "breakfast" paper Is taken (but no fresh slip this time) and finger-switched as you ask where this one should be placed. Then you suggest he hold It clenched in his fist. (This Is important, for afterwards he will always remember that he held his own paper himself and never think about you touching it)

Your hand with the "breakfast" slip palmed goes to the pocket and as you say there Is one thing more, the arising hour, the paper is opened against the front of the papers and pad there. The pad and papers are brought out and one taken from underneath the top one which you instantly read. The papers and pad go back to the pocket. You now hold a blank piece, and you know the "breakfast" item.

On the center of this blank pleoe draw a circle, saying that It will represent a clook faoe. Qive It to the subject asking him to draw In the hands of a dock at the time he arose. During this get an ash tray and matohes ready. He folds the paper as before, but, as you take it from tilm at your fingertips, unfold the first fold to make It a paper folded but onoe each way. Hold with the four loose comers to the lower right. Tear, from top down, through the paper a little to the right of the center crease. Put the right hand portion in front (towards spectator). Turn paper crosswise before you, the bottom olrcllng towards the right, and tear through again, a little the right of oenter. Put the right hand portion in front. Hold at left fingertip and thumb as your right hand moves ash tray In place and 'hands spectator the matohes. The left thumb draws back the rear portion and the right fingers take what is left visible and puts the packet on the tray for burning. The left hand drops to the pocket and opens out the stolen piece which, because of the folding and tearing, contains the full clock faoe you so helpfully drew in the paper's centerJ

Bring out the pad and papers while the useless bits bum and smoke, and draw out a blank piece, getting a good glance at the dock face and time. Repooket the packet and then proceed to laboriously (?) duplicate the clock faoe and time being thought about.

With this acknowledged as correct you fingerpalm from pocket the refolded "breakfast" slip during the time you pace back and forth before the subject. Deliberately take the paper he has held clenched in one fist and open It. You have named the food so merely nod your head, refold the paper, switch and toss it on table. Now you know the "luncheon" data and have that slip finger-palmed. Ask which "under-foot" paper was "luncheon" (as if you can't remember). He gives you what he thinks is right, but really it Is "dinner". You divine the "luncheon" paper, open and read the "dinner" paper, refold and switch so that back to the table is tossed the correct "luncheon" paper. Lastly you pick up the dummy paper and as you say you are coming to the most Important meal of the day, merely flnger-s*itoh for the "dinner" slip palmed. Then give this directly to the subject and ask that he place It against his forehead and imagine taste-lng his food. Then finish your effect and he has all papers In his possession as they should be.

The routine shouldn't take over eight or nine minutes. Onoe you've gotcen acquainted with the set-up of moves you'll have an almost Impromptu trlok that is psychologically perfect for being-remembered. No matter what a subject thinks about there being trickery, he oan't follow It at all and that is what makes even the skeptic worry.

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