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After an opening it is entirely up to the performer. I never can be guilty of writing routine patter for magicians because it just won't work, and patter books to me, outside of bits and gags to be worked in, are a waste of energy both In the writing and reading. If a person can't talk they should do a sllant act.

So much for that. Now to pick up a few loose strings. When setting the act take ten stacked cards from one of the decks and put them in the clip for the Lie Detective stunt. Take the same ten cards frcm the other deck and discard. Thus the two decks are alike for the Sympathy test. The spectator handling the cards may know they aren't all there, but no one else will, and the cards seen are all different so It doesn't make any difference.

For the Immortality effect use the side of the slate not keyed with the drawings for the closing trick. An idea that just came to mind would be for those who do this last effect regularly and might want to have them printed up. Your name and address could be on the back so at the finish, the packet could be tossed Into the audience, and their chosen sketches left with the ones assisting.

For the Coercion test use only the nrftae of a card and a number. I have eliminated the color part as I wanted to keep apparatus in this routine to a minimum. Have the card to be vised edge marked at both ends in both decks so you can get to it immediately when needed. I think that's about all. The whole act costs about $3.

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