Each time this has been done, there have been people to talk afterwards of how possible it is for one to read either the mind or the involuntary muscular reactions of another. Granted that this may be so, you've done only another trick, which appears to be a genuine test.

The method used for the third and last card was devised by Al Baker many years ago, and it tops off the first two selections and locations. Prom start to finish, the action is cerefully worked out, and the problem is presented directly, simply, and without sleights or manipulations to give the impression that you are tricking them.

Three people select a card each, without any-forcing, note, and return their cards in a new manner which allows of no suspicion a3 to Its irregularity. The deck is handed performer who spreads it face up across table. The first card is found by holding the person's wrist and passing their hand ovsr the pasteboards. The second card Is round in the same way. Lastly the third, selected in a different manner from the others, is named by performer keeping his fingertips on the forehead of the selector.

Two decks are used. -One 13 a common deck and the other a single force deck with all cards alike. Arrange the common deck in the familiar Si Stebbln's system. Put tho force deck in your right coat pocket. Have the first two cards selected in this manner. Pan the deck froely and allow any card to be removed. Cut the deck at this point which brings the key card to the bottom. BUT DON'T LOOK AT ITI! Pass to a second person and have another removed. As it is taken, carelessly drop the card above it to the floor. Close deck and pick up card, dropping it on TOP


Now hand the deck directly to the first person who still holds his card, and ask him to push his card anywhere into the deck. He then gives deck to second person, and this spectator pushes his card into deck at any place. To the spectators and audience this method of handling the cards appears more than fair. And yet, despite the fact that he didn't force a oard, doesn't know where the selected cards are, and as yet need not have seen the face of a single oard, the performer knows that the key for the first is on the bottom, and the key for the seo-ond is on the top.

The deck is spread face up across table. The •tfirst spectator comes forward and his card is found by apparent muscle reading. There is ample time for you to note the bottom card, count one ahead in the system and then look for that card. The same thing is done with second person, noting the top key card to determine the identity of his chosen pasteboard.

Now state that you have carried such work to the last degree possible and ask for a third volunteer. Pick up the deck and shuffle. Explain that spectator is to put it in his pocket. Then he is to take any card from deck he wishes, note it, and put it in his opposite side pocket. As you explain this, you do it, dropping deok in side pocket alongside the single force cards. Take one card from the force deok, keeping it with back towards the audience, glance at it, and then put it in opposite pocket. Having thusly made it all clear, take out force deck from pocket, drop on it the card you passed aoross, and deliberately put the deck into spectator's side coat pocket. Turn your back and walk away while he transfers the oard. Step back, ask if he is concentrating upon the color, suit, and value of what he has chosen, And say that tinder the strict conditions Imposed, the only possible way to learn the card's identity is by thought vibration, and that he alone can help by thinking intently of it while you first name the colors, then the suits, and finally the values.

As you explain this you put your right fingertips against his forehead, and at same time with left hand take the remainder of deck from his pocket and drop it into your next to the other deck. Then proceed to name the oard oorreotly, have spectator show it, and tell him to keep It as a souvenir Of the occasion.

Seldom, if ever, will anyone want to look at the cards. They were seen and handled freely at the start, and the last test makes a great finale and Impression. However, if you follow this test with another requiring cards, bring the fair deck from pocket and proceed.

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