Traux Jisood


July 25,1937

Dear Ted Annemann;

Here's a contribution for sane dog - days Jinx when the creative brain Is all fogged out, and readers not too critical,

I call it "THE DOUBLE STEAL" because the first part is a clean steal from something I read, 1 think in The Magic Wand, and the second you will readily recognise,and so will anyone who has taken our advice to pick the bones of the early Issues of The Jinx.

Three dice are placed, one on top of the other, by the victim. The performer at once knows the total of the three hidden sides, i.e., the bottom of the stack, the two faces between the bottom and middle dloe, and the two faces between middle and top dice.

This total must be 21 minus the visible top face, for the hidden faces, to speak algebraically, are, from bottom up - x, 7-x, y, 7-y, and 7-z which adds up to 21-z; z being the top visible face.

That muoh of it is the first steall

The performer has, in remembered and easily available pockets, 3 papers of paper matches - one has 20 matches in it; second has 18; and third has 16.

If top (visible) face of die is l,he tosses out the packet holding 20 to spectator, and has him count them for the answer. (The sum of the 5 hidden faoes.)

If top is 2, performer takes out the same packet, uses 1 match to light a cigarette, (and he must have enough Xrlsh blood not to fall on first match!), then giving packet to victim, who counts 19.

If top is 3, paoket of 18 is utilized,but if 4, a match is first used as suggested above!

long similar lines.

This part is from The Jinx, modified to fit. Mow I hope you feel better.

Sincerely yours

P.S. Wllliston's new book is to be oalled "Thou Shalt Not!"so we'd better hurry up with this!

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