or sees the lower half of this apparently free cnolce to be the Jack of Spades (genuine) and the performer Immediately puts the packet back onto deck with indicator card 8till in position. Rlgnt hand takes the pencil from pocket and hands to spectator wltn the request that he initial his card so tnere oan be no mistake as to the identity.

The rlgnt fingers at front eni lift or rather bend back front half and tne spectator initials the Jack of Spades. In the meantime tne right thumb at real of deck lifts slightly at tne break which was held again when packet was replaced on deck and allows one card to drop. Immediately the Initialing has finished the deok, held flatwise with floor is again separated in practically the same manner as at first, l'he upper portion is pushed forward and both packet and indicator card removed. However, the one card dropped at rear remains behind anl IS THE OEullINE iiARKEti JACK.

This left hand packet is kept in hand and the right hand paoket Just removed la openly allowed to be seen bECAUoE ONLi THE LOWER HALF' OF FACE CARD CAM BS SEEN AUti IT IS THE FAKEti JACK OF SlrAOKS. This Packet is placed on-table face up for a moment and performer lay* left hand paoket aside and asks for hi* pencil. The top oard of this paoket is palmed and with pencil 1* replaced In pocket.

Now the table paoket is ploked up and tne Jack 1* visible until packet Is turned face down, the indicator plaoed on top and tne packet given an overhand shuffle. At this time the performer explains that, impossible tnough it may seem, the marked oard tney know Is there will vanish. Turning deck faoe up by turning the cards over sldewise tney are slowly fanned t.u*ough and the JACK OF SPAtiES IS HOaH'. Ine reason is simply that It is now the Jaok of Clubs at tne otner end.

Then tne spectator is asked to reach into the performer1 a pocket ami remove his own initialed oard. Xala Is quite a stunner for olose up work and a^way* gives the appearance of very clever sleight of hand.


i1 his Is tne simplest of the simple In method but a moment's thought followed by an actual.try out will show its' effectiveness.

Use two ordinary slates ani a stacked deck. After a card effeot using the deck if desired state that you will prove beyorxl doubt that a card's Identity can be transmitted by thought alone, spread the deck face down on table or floor. A spectator freely takes any card he wishes and allows no one to see it. He is told that If his selection be a ploture or face oard to return it and take another as it is too difficult to transmit personalities arxi that so far spot cards are the most practical to work with.

Have spectator take one slate and go to a far corner of the room, iou take tne other slate and tell him to draw as well as he can a pioture of the card he has chosen, iou draw something also and when both have finished, the spectator returns and the drawings are shown to ue identical.

tne truth of the matter Is that after the selection was made you picked up tne deck and laid it out of tne way. However you started picking It up from tne spot «here card was removed and a glance at the next one tipped you off as to Identity of the selected pasteboard.

Mo one need tell me t:iat tnls is simple. X know it. I use it too. I'ne eifect of having the drawings made will t.irow tae audience rlgnt off tne beaten track and tney will remember tnls number above all of your ot.ier card items.

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