Tilt-' MYSTKPY OF THF BLACKBOARD
This is ore of those effects that c»r. be bull', into feature proportions Tie to the miny possibilities for spectacular presentation.
It is strictly a one man stunt »¡.-i needs practically no apparatus or preparation, i say ifa in, and make it emphatic, that the secret is subtle and never suspected by the audience because it takes place right before their very eyes and in a natural manner.
stage or front of room is a blackboard facing the audience. Chalk and eraser are at hand. The performer states that he will attempt a most difficult test of telepathy and will need the ass istance of three people f rom h is aud lence, They come forward and stand near blackboard. Follow this in your mind and you will realize the effect of the set up on audience.
— SLfctKBOPiRD X PERFORMER
The performer takes a heavy piece of silk or a handkerchief and says that he will be blindfolded and will be led to a corner of the stage. Rach one of the committee is then to write on the blackboard. One is to write a number of three figures, one is to write a word of not less than seven letters, and the last is to draw some geometrical diagram that may come to his mind. The performer states that in this way, he has covered all ways of expressing oneself in writing, figures, letters arid lines.
The performer is now blindfolded and lei to corner of stage. The committee is then asked to draw the picture, and write the figure: and word. »hen tbey have finished and so Stated the performer asks the audience to remember what the committee is flunking of. Never tell them to remember what is on the blackboard.
The performer now tells them to erase the blackboard well, and to lead him to it and give him the piece of chalk. Taking chalk, performer still blindfolded, makes a few narKS and finally writes the number as best he can. This is followed by the correct word arid finally the picture. ¡his is the point where performer can make or bre ik tie effect..
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