Many years ago a famous Chinese magician, Ching Ling Foo, came to this country. His oriental mysteries were so cleverly performed that even magicians were baffled at the methods he used to obtain his effects.
Prominent on his program was an effect in which he showed a piece of tissue paper, tore it up, and restored it again. When I was a boy, I heard of the wonderful mysteries of this clever mystifier and was particularly impressed with the torn and restored paper effect. I set about to find a method by which the effect could be duplicated. The result was the one I am giving you first in this lesson.
This effect has puzzled many, many audiences, and with it I have fooled many magicians too. I have since learned that what was an original method to me was very similar to that used by Ching Ling Foo.
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