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When all the birds are placed in container, fasten the wooden lid on container and shut down the lid of box.

Step to side of box where string is to cause the "vanish", grasp string with nearest hand while the other hand you point to doves or ducks inside. Pull string which closes openings between bars and birds have seemingly "vanished".

If you care to, you can shoot a small pistol, loaded with a blank cartridge at the moment you pull the string. This adds a little action to the "vanish".

Close the door and fasten with catch. Go to rear of table and box and raise the lid. Remove the barred compartment, Fig. 79, and show it inside and out to be empty. Place aside on the floor.

Close lid again and revolve the table with box so that door on front of box comes to the rear. Undo catch, push side of revolving panel and cause container to come to the rear outside of box - Fig. 83. Adjust catch to hold panel firmly in place.

Remove top of box sliding to side and separating hinges. Place on top of barred compartment after having shown top freely. Remove front of box and give to assistant, standing to the right, who displays both sides while

you remove back side and quickly place it one the top of cage — Fig. 85. Let it drop onto drop which pushed down the panel and adjust itself into position - Fig. 78.

Assistant places side of box he is holding on top of this.

Then the other two sides are removed and placed on top of cage with other sides and finally the bottom is raised up, showing both sides, and placed on other sides.

Here you give time for applause and bow slightly. You should step slightly forward for this.

Following this, you should pretend to hear someone say that birds are in the table. Then shake your head, appear to hesitate, as in doubt, but finally go over, stand behind table and lift up the top. You should lift it up with a pretended exertion to give the impression that the top is very heavy. Do not let audience see the under or rear side of it. Pretend that the doves or ducks are really on the back of it, but that you are trying to conceal same.

Another good effect is made by tucking your hand under top while you are lifting it as though tucking birds in some place; do this, even though you have assistant reach under and tuck and finally help you in lifting it off. Set top down on left side of table base very carefully on one corner. Then shake your head and say, "Not there". But audience is not satisfied if you have properly worked it up and believe they are on the back of board.

Finally pretend to hear someone say, "Turn it around". It is very likely someone will make that request. Then turn board around as in Fig. 85 from one corner to another without showing back of the board. Then inject this patter, "Oh, you mean turn it around the other way". Reverse the turning process in the opposite direction, but do not expose rear of board.

"Now everyone is satisfied. The doves are gone".

Following this, there is generally a commotion amongst the audience until the board is reversed to show the back as well as the front.

Now have your assistant grasp board as you walk to rear of table base. Pick it up and hold it up so that audience can look through the opening seeing you on the other side. Place base on floor and bow slightly to the applause.

NOTE: IN THE PRESENTATION OF THIS "SUPER-VANISH" YOU WILL JUST HAVE TO STUDY OUT THINGS WITH THE MATERIALS AT HAND. STUDY CLOSELY THE VARIOUS MOVEMENTS AND SPEED IT UP AFTER THE "VANISH". THIS IS AN EXCELLENT EXPERIMENT FOR MISDIRECTION.

Handle the side with container on as though it were just as light as the other sides. You will get so you can just apparently throw it on cage as far as audience is concerned even though you really use extreme care. Lower edge of side must touch top of cage before side is allowed to drop down. Your speed on dropping down will depend greatly on the working condition of your top panel in top of cage.

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