Walter Gibson

This effect Is an excellent mate, or sequel, to the Dal Vernon "Up and Down" trlclc In Jinx No. 38. Both use 20 cards dealt from a shuffled deck and follow each other logically.

The magician deals off any twenty cards from any deck. One person looks through and notes a certain card - also Its number from the top -as the three of diamonds, eight from the top.

Another person does the same, noting say, the four of spades, fifteen from the top. It Is specified that each number must be BETWEEN one and twenty, eliminating the top and bottom cards.

The magician takes the twenty cards. He knows neither cards nor numbers. He turns around and rearranges them, or merely puts them behind hia back for a few seconds. Then he asks for the two numbers - after laying the heap on the table.

One person says: eight; the other says fifteen. The magician remarks that that makes a total of twenty-three and that there are only 20 cards in the heap. So he deals three more cards on the heap of twenty. Now he counts down eight cards. He turns up the eighth. It is the card selected by the second person - the card that originally was fifteenth from the topi He continues counting until he reaches fifteen. He turns up that card - it is the card taken by the first person - the one that originally was 8thl

Here is the method. Upon receiving the 20 cards, simply count them from hand to hand out of sight, dealing each card-upon the card before - thus reversing the order of the packet. But when the last card has been dealt thus, shift it from the top back to the bottom. That is, reverse the nineteen cards, but leave the 20th on the bottom where it was.

Ask for the two numbers after laying the heap down. When they are given, if they total more than twenty, simply deal the extra amount of cards from the pack. Thus eleven and sixteen, totalling twenty-seven, would require seven (continued on next page)

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