Credit for this is due to Charles Leedy, a fellow Magician. To Perform:
Deck is cut in two parts, one held in each hand. Keeping hands close together, drop part in right hand enough so that audience can see front card of left-hand section, Figure 78.
Pull right-hand packet upward against left-hand one. As you do so, curve left fingers, press tight against "Bottom" card of right-hand section, and separate it from rest of section, Figure 79.
Remove right-hand packet and allow "Bottom" card to spring up against front of left-hand section. Bring right hand up high above left hand to show change of front card of left-hand section, Figure 80.
This is very important in card work. The sleight has many uses. You may show front card of deck and suddenly cause it to change. You may locate a selected card by causing the front card to change into it, etc.
Have a card selected, remembered, returned to middle of deck. Bring card to "Top" of deck with the Simplified Pass.
Riffle front edge of deck with right finger-tips, and as cards fall, have spectator tell you where to stop. When he says — Stop — you remove card at that point and show it. This is card A. Hold it between first and second fingers of right hand. Hold deck in left hand down at about your waistline. Push selected card — B — on top of deck over to right about half an inch, Figure 81, next page.
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