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the lower long edge and the thumb on the opposite (upper) side. The forefinger is at the end.

The spectator is now asked to push forward on the table or floor any one of the fifty-two cards he may want to select. You pick it up without showing and put it with back still outward in the left hand between the fingers but pulled back about an inch so that neither card is ever out of sight for a second.

The left first finger now presses against the back of the set of two at the outer end. The right second finger presses down on the two differently colored backs in front where they overlap so that they may be pushed forward together and the right thumb is overlapping the bottom of the second card in front to act as a stop. As you ask the spectator to tell which is his card and which is yours, an easy push forward is made and the back card of the two slides backwards and lines up with the second card picked up. Never do the two front cards leave the sight of the audience for an instant.

Calling attention to the fact that it is your card which was picked first, you pull out the forward card and show it, laying it on the face up deck. Now, holding the two cards in hand as one, they are turned and shown as one, and the audience sees the duplicate of the card first shown! Still holding the two as one they are held face down in the right hand with the fingers at one end and the thumb at the other. Starting at the right end of the deck before you on the table, the cards are all scooped along to the left and after squaring are turned face up. The two face cards now match and the two decks may be looked over, as there is nothing to find.

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