Sleeves may be rolled up to elbow or not, as you wish.
Have Ball under a handkerchief on table, or have both Ball and handkerchief in your right coat pocket.
Pick up handkerchief with Ball concealed. Secretly slip right thumb through catgut loop. Turn right side toward audience. Hold handkerchief suspended from left hand and point at it with right hand. Ball is concealed in palm of right hand.
Open right fingers and bring right hand to middle of handkerchief. Hold both hands parallel and with rotary motion tuck handkerchief into Ball in right hand. Keep back of right hand to audience, Figure 5.
Figure 4 shows view away from audience.
As soon as handkerchief is fully concealed in the Ball, close left hand as if you had tucked handkerchief into it and bring hand a few inches away from right. Spread right fingers wide apart to show nothing concealed. The catgut or fine white thread is not visible to audience, Figure 6.
Point at left hand gracefully with right forefinger and slowly open left hand to show that handkerchief has vanished.
To Show Both Hands Empty by Showing Both Sides of Each:
Bring right hand above left, still keeping back of it to audience. Figure 7 shows view away from audience. Lower right hand, allowing Ball to drop down behind left hand. Figure 8 shows view away from audience.
Keep thumbs of both hands crossed and raise right hand so that palms of both hands are now exposed. Figure 9 is a view away from audience.
Bring right hand down to position shown in Figure 8 and separate hands as in Figure 7. Now turn left hand so that backs of both hands are exposed. You have now shown backs and fronts of both hands.
Bring left hand up against right, keeping your fingers close together and curled inward slightly, Figure 11.
Turn your body to the right so that left side is now toward audience.
Keep thumbs crossed and raise right hand to show backs of both hands together. Ball hangs concealed in left palm, Figures 12 and 13.
Curve right fingers inward and bring them down in back of Ball, Figures 14 and 15.
Straighten right hand and Ball comes on back of right hand, Figure 16.
Draw left hand aside and turn it over to show palm. Spread fingers wide apart as you expose palms of both hands, Figure 17.
Reverse routine of movements, starting with Figure 16 and working back through to Figure 5. Produce silk by pulling it out of Ball with left hand. Hold it out between both hands, Figure 18.
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