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purposes. Presenting a well shuffled pack of cards to a spectator, he or she is asked to draw one and place it face downward on elate 1 without looking at it. The patter must be arranged so as to misdirect the real motive for this action, emphasis being laid on the fact that no one must know the card selected. The slates are now placed together, care being taken that the figure 3 on one side faces the 1 on the flap of the other.

In the almost Innumerable versions of the slate effect, the conjurer has to force the choice of the particular figure, word, phrase, etc., he desires to magically produce. The trick I tun about to describe enables the performer after having offered a perfectly FBES SELECTION of any card from a pack, to produce an enlargement of it on a previously marked slate.

Of the two in use, one slate is previously provided with a large figure 1 drawn from one corner to the other through a chalk sketch of a pip card, say, the 8 of spades, as large as the slate itself.

This preparation is for a emart effect as pictured in routine at the right. The detailed sketches of the "backstagei' arrangements are on the next page.

To mask this mentioned prepari tion, the familiar flap is again requisitioned, one side of which is marked with a large figure 3. Before placing the flap on slftte. the 8 of spades is removed from pack and laid face downward on the sketch. The figure 3 on flap must face the prepared side of slate so that When in position Doth sides will appear blank.

Advancing with the ordinary and the unprepared slate in left hand, the flap is marked openly with a large figure 1. and the opposite side of slate v/ith a large figure 2.

The sec_____________________ on one side and a*4 on the other, these numbers, as the performer explains, being written for identification ond slate is numbered with a 3

purposes. Presenting a well shuffled pack of cards to a spectator, he or she is asked to draw one and place it face downward on elate 1 without looking at it. The patter must be arranged so as to misdirect the real motive for this action, emphasis being laid on the fact that no one must know the card selected. The slates are now placed together, care being taken that the figure 3 on one side faces the 1 on the flap of the other.

While they are being tied with a ribbon, the positions are reversed so that the flap slate is on top of the other. By this arrangement the flap, falling on the 3 side of the unprepared slate, exposes the writing and the duplicate playing card inferentially deemed by the audience to be the one freely chosen and originally placed between the slates.

GvufhZ)when the slates are opened up, and the face of the 8 of spades revealed upon the 3 (flap) side, the top slate's inside surface is seen to have its picture in chalk.

The ri^it hand tips the card from the flap slate over onto the surface of the left hand slate with sketch and the flap slate is tossed with flap side down upon your table as you cone forward and pass the left hand slate out to the selector of the card.

Saying,

"And here is your material proof of something beyond the veil working in our interests," you then take back the slate, continuing, "You may

•Sekcted Can/.- Any card

keep the card as a constant reminder of occur-ances strange. I need the slate for future attempts to pass an hitherto unsurmountable barrier. "

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