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former has some prominent member initial the back of the insert and close the backing. Then he returns to the table, again holding the frame so that the front appears perfectly blank. The cellophane covered fake makes a perfect illusion.

He lays the frame on the table for a split second, shifts it a bit and picks up the chart with color side to the audience. He states that a color was selected by a thought of number,and lays the chart aside. He continues that a card was selected also by a thought of number. Lastly three thought of numbers have been totaled. He impresses that each test was increasingly harder, 1-16, 1-52, 100-1000, and that all numbers were thought of freely.

The performer now picks up the frame and goes to the first spectator. This time, however, the front of the frame is kept downward at the first and then upward when it is held for a moment over the first person's head. This action is repeated with the other two and at the front once more the frame is turned to show the photographed thoughts. The frame is handed complete to the man who initialed it and he may dissemble the parts and keep the cardboard as a souvenir and pseudo-scientific curiosity. There is nothing wrong to be found with the frame.

For credits on this, the frame idea was first used, to my knowledge,by Chicago Magic Co, and the move of turning the cardboard over during the action of taking frame apart and putting back together again was very old before the advent of"the cardboard masking. The cellophane and combining with the chart is my own idea. The color force was originated by Stanley Collins many years ago and also used with beads on a counting frame with slight variation of the arrangement. The card force idea is lost in a maze of such things. The pad force arrangement of figures is an original concept of Dave Allison's who gave permission for its use.

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