The performer shows a packet of cards, say from 50 to 100. Each card is blank on one side; the reverse side carries a six figure number. The packet of cards is shuffled and several members of the audience each select and retain a card. The performer eventually names the numbers on the selected cards.

It is not necessary to memorise any numbers. Each card bears, in addition to the six figure number, a serial number 1,2,3,4 and so on, in small type on the same side of the card, and it is on these serial numbers that the six figure numbers are based.

In making up the six figure numbers, as will be detailed further on, it must be carefully noted that the six figure number and the serial number from which it is made do HOT aPPEAR ON THE SAME CARD. The six figure number is always on the card next below (when packet is held number sides downwards). The six figure m;mber made up from the serial number on the bottom card of packet appears of course on the top card of the packet, Prom this it will be seen that on a card being withdrawn from the packet, a glance at the serial number of the card next above it will enable the six figure number of the selected card to be built up and announced. Thus very little memory work is required.

Make the cards as follows:- Add 9 to the serial number and reverse the total for the first two figures of the six figure number.(For example, serial number 36 - add 9 making 45 reverse and give 5-4 as the first two figures.) For third figure, add the first two together and give total (if more than 10 drop the figure 1) For serial number 36, 5 plus 4 (first two figures) total 9.

The fourth figure is obtained by adding the second and third. 4 plus 9 euals 13. Drop the 1 and give 3.

The fifth figure is Obtained by adding the third and fourth figures. 9 plus 3 equals 12. Drop the 1 and give 2.

The sixth figure is obtained by adding the fourth and fifth figures. 3 plus 2 equals 5.

Therefore the six figure number made up from serial number 36 is 5-4-9-3-2-5.

In making the cards, number each blank card first with a serial number, 1,2,3,4 and so on, and then thoroughly shuffle them so that the numbers are not in consecutive order. The cards must henceforth always remain in this order and although the packet may be fairly cut, it must not be shuffled, unless falsely so.

How make up and letter the cards with their respective six figure numbers as described, being certain that you make up a number from the serial number of one card and put it on the next card below. The accompanying illustration makes this all apparent.

To present, the cards are falsely shuffled, a quite perfect method being that described In Jinx llo.lO under "Extra-Sensory Perception." a card is withdrawn by a spectator, whereupon the performer cuts cards at spot Immediately above where card has been withdrawn and in passing to another person the index or serial number of the bottom or face card is noted. A second selection is made and the cards are again cut and key card noted. A third card may be selected if desired, but care must be exercised to ensure that It is not taken from a position immediately following either of the previous two selections.

Remembering the index numbers noted, the per former then puts the packet aside, and returning to the first, then second, and lastly the third persons, impressively reveals the number for each. The first can be revealed slowly by holding the spectator's pulse. The second is given in two parts, the first three and last three,the spectator holding card to back of performer's head. The last number is given completely at one time, as "Six hundred and fifty-one thousand, six hundred and seventy-three," the spectator having pocketed the card and thinking of the number as performer looks directly at him.

I originally used blank cards (1 3/4 x 3 in.) for this, but by using your own business cards with name and address on one side, a good thing can be made of it as the cards chosen can then be left with the three spectators. It is no job to make up the two or three missing ones after each performance. As you now know, the serial number gives no clue whatever to the six figure number on that same card.

Keep your packet of cards in some sort of a case, on the outside of which you have a list of the serial numbers in the order originally set. The missing cards can be replaced without any trouble or searching.

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You Do As I Do effects have become almost as common as Four Ace tricks, but it seems as If one can't stop trying to Improve and vary the presentation in order to reach a limit, if there be one. I think this is the only one so far to repeat the general effect immediately with the same person and completely "top" the first time. It is perfectly suitable for any club or platform number.

The first part is what is now a generally accepted method. Two packs are shown, a red backed deck and the other a blue backed pack. The assistant shuffles one while performer mixes the other. They now exchange packs, each takes a card from the center, remembers it, places it on top and then cuts it to center to lose. The decks are again exchanged while each looks for the card he has remembered. V/hen they are shown to audience they are both found to be alike.

Now the performer offers to repeat in order to show that coincidence can be depended upon. He takes the pack he is holding and places it behind his back. The volunteer now selects any card and puts it Into his pocket. The performer places the rest of the pack on table. Likewise, the assistant now holds his pack behind his back while the performer selects one. AND WHEN THE TOO CARDS ARE SHOWN, THEY ARE AGAIN ALIKE I

Thus a climax is built up to in a most natural fashion, and for the man who wants to introduce one card effect in his program without the usual sleights, etc., this is it. Needed are the two decks and a "Cards From The Pocket" set of fakes as sold by all dealers as a standard item.

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