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Effects by which two persons simulate telepathy are not as popular as one man items because, to a great extent, there is much for the second party to learn and memorise in the way of codes and signals. Also, the amateurs and seml-professionals who would like to use such material with their wives, sisters or sweethearts, do not get the opportunity of working the act constantly, and during the interim between presentations, the memorised codes and signals fade away. 1 have put the following 30 minute routine together for just those peoDle.

Everything, with the exception of the slate, can be carried upon the person of the performer, and the medium need carry nothing. There are no codes to learn, and one short evening of practise will suffice to give the medium a complete working knowledge of the tricks used. Once actually performed, she should never forget the operations, because in all cases the performer does the leading into the number, and the medium has only to follow through.

The act is suitable for private homes and small clubs essentially, and has been put together so that it contains variety and does not have sameness in the various feats. Therefore there should be no reason for any apparent boredom.

On the spot secure a small table and a chair, putting it at one end of the room in front of the spectators. It is necessary to take the medium from the room a couple of times at the finish, so figure out beforehand just how this can be done without waste motion during the performance┬ź

The needed material for the act consists of the following items:

An ordinary school slate Chalk

Two pencils, one a two inch stub

A medium size (pocket) pad of paper

A deck of cards (this may be borrowed)

Three unused letter envelopes (may be borrowed)

Small table and chair

Three books' or novels (borrow)

A regulation thumb writer

A blank business card with lump of wax on back. Pocket handkerchief large enough for blindfold.

Beforehand, to prepare, if one can go as far as to call it that, remove the five cards from deck for later use in the second trick and puts them in order on top. There is slight chance that they will become disarranged during the first item in which a spectator merely thinks of a card and removes it from the pack to show. However, one would readily see such a disarrangement and be able to fix It.

Have the three letter envelopes nicked and in your, inside coat pocket so they can be pulled out as you need them and as If at random. In the right trouser pocket put the pencil stub, and also the blank business card with attached wax.

On the table you place the pad of paper and

(Cade* Teflepoilhy the three books which have been borrowed. Also nave there the slate and chalk. With these few articles, and extremely small amount of preparation you are ready to have your medium duplicate a drawing, reveal a sum total, divulge a freely selected word, rearrange a secret order of cards, clairvoyantly "see" sealed up pasteboards, and lastly, locate both a hidden article and then Its owner. That should be variety enough for 01┬╗ performance, especially as there is really nothing to learn except procedure.

Hie program consists of the following trlcka taken from your Jinx file, and they are arranged in the correct presentation order.

Duo - Telepathy Ho. 28 Page 188

Impromptu Frame Tips (par. 5) No. 6 Page 22 Telepathy on the Cuff S Extra '35 Page 40 The Perfect Book Test

The Secret Order of the Aces No. 28 Page 173 Thoughts In The Air No. 14 Page 70

The Perfect Book Test is not among copies of The Jinx because it is an effect put on the market eight or ten years ago at $2.50. In working, three books are handed a spectator in the audience and he selects one. The medium is sitting at the front and is blindfolded and back towards audience. The spectator opens the book at any page, runs his finger along the first line and stops on any word. He shows it to several around him, closes the book, puts it between the other two, and someone else carries them to medium. She tosses one to the left, one to the right, and keeping one, riffles the pages and correotly announces the chosen word.

The performer stands to the left of the spectator. He takes the two unused books back with left hand and as he tells spectator what to do with chosen book, drops his right hand to trouser pocket where waxed business card and pencil stub repose. The moment book is opened and page selected, performer jots it down in pocket on blank card. He tells spectator to run his finger along top line and stop at a word he likes. This done, the performer jots down the position of the word in line while spectator shows it to those close by. As he tells spectator to close book, performer palms the card from pocket and transfers the two books into the hand, pressing card against under book. He takes off top book with left, has spectator put his book on top, and on this drops book from right hand, the card being stuck beneath. The three are given to someone else to deliver to the front. The medium removes card, tosses outside books away and finds the word. Marvelous?

Use 5 cards instead of 6 for the second stunt. Use 2 at the start, and 3 in the envelopes. After the Secret Order item, it is only neceaary to put the Aces on deck, put a few cards above them, and you are set for the hidden article effect to close. The finger writer has been used in the opening effect so it will save a certain amount of trouble. Some of the most beautiful bits of fumbling I have ever seen has been when certain performers tried to get a gimmick "on" in the middle of the act.

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