Selected Cards From Spectators Pocket

EFFECT:

Three cards are chosen, returned to deck, and shuffled in. Deck is placed in the empty inside coat pocket of a spectator. When Magician counts Three, spectator reaches into his pocket and produces one selected card. This is repeated until all three selected cards have been produced.

SECRET AND PATTER:

After deck has been shuffled, have three cards selected by three spectators. Have the three cards returned to the deck as you did in the preceding experiment. They come on top of lower part of deck with little finger over them in preparation for the SIMPLIFIED PASS. Make the Pass and get cards to top of deck.

Riffle shuffle the deck, keeping the three selected cards at top of deck. Have a spectator come forward to assist you.

"Have you ever given a magical performance, sir? No! Good! Then, I shall let you give one this afternoon. I noted. as you were sitting there, that you possessed unusual magic powers. May I have the loan of your inside coat pocket?"

Sometimes a comedy touch is added here as spectator removes various papers and articles from his pocket.

"By using your own pocket, your magical powers will be strengthened."

Place the deck of cards in his pocket with backs of cards outward when coat is closed.

"As you know, three cards have been selected by various spectators, senators, office holders, and others in the audience. These were returned to the deck and lost somewhere in the shuffle. I really shouldn't say lost, even though to the rest of us they are lost, for I believe that at this very moment you, sir, know the exact position of each selected card."

Turn to spectator who last placed his card on the deck.

"May I ask the name of your card, sir? The Seven of Clubs?"

Now say to spectator assisting you:

"Hold your coat open with your right hand, and when I count THREE, reach into your pocket and with lightning-like rapidity, draw out a card with your left hand. Do not hesitate a moment, reach in, grab a card, and bring it out right away. Are you ready? One - two - three!"

Spectator reaches in quickly with left hand and grasps the card easiest to get at for you rush him. The card he invariably takes is the top card of the deck. When coat is held open, faces of cards are outward. When spectator reaches in, the farthest card away is the easiest for him to grasp, Figures 18 and 19.

"There you are, sir, the Seven of Clubs. Like lightning. he finds them."

Continue this with the second spectator who selected a card, and finally with the first cards have been produced, take the deck from spectator's pocket.

"Tell your friends anything about your magic power, and if they didn't believe you before

TARBELL SYSTEM, INCORPORATED, Chicago.

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