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A MAGICAL CLUB PROGRAM 11

A MAGICAL CLUB PROGRAM 11

Now read carefully so as to clearly understand the preparation of the needles. Take three yards of thread and one package. There are 25 needles to a package. Thread a needle to about seven inches from one end and tie a single knot so needle will not move from position. Bring another needle on from the long end and stop about four inches from the first tying another knot. Repeat this with all needles. Now for the rolling up. Here is where I have made a departure that is practically the -most important principle. The needles are rolled in a manner so as to be held and shown as a package of LOOSE needles. Start at the end where you have finished, and holding the point of first needle with left thumb and forefinger, wind thread around eye end of needle about a half inch from end until you reach the next needle.

This needle is laid tightly against first and the thread now wound in the same manner around the two. The third needle is placed against the others and the winding continued for the remainder of the bundle. Thus the thread is all wound within half an inch of the eye ends.

Tie a knot on the end of the seven inch length of thread at the end. With a very light daub of paste, touch it to the thread about half an inch from this knotted end so that it sticks to the bundle. The value of this kink will be plain, as the bundle will not loosen up until after being placed in the mouth and the knotted end is easily secured with tongue.

Put this prepared bundle into the hole in spool with the points downward (then they can't catch coming out) and put the spool, hole up, on a six inch tray (a small pie tin is perfect). Have one package of needles and a glass of water on hand and that is all you need to introduce the effect at any time in your program.

Have a committee of from two to five and divide them on each side of you. Doctors are especially invited because you have nothing concealed that can be found when your mouth is inspected. Put the spool (open end up) on the table or in your vest pocket and bring forward the tray and package of needles. Have them identified as being genuine and have one party hold the tray while you open package and drop the needles from about a foot above. The sound can be heard all over and is convincing. Now take the spool of thread lengthwise between

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