The Special Table

This consists of a metal or wooden base with a middle rod running up to table top. At top of rod there is a metal flange to which black table top is screwed. Under this top there is a secondary top with a hole in the center large enough to slide up and down the middle rod of table. Holes are bored in both of these tops, through which cord is run. This cord goes across the upper table top and is knotted under each hole in the secondary table top. Enough cord should be allowed so that secondary top can drop several inches below first one. The purpose of this cord is to pull lower top up against upper one, Figure 51.

Attach a strip of velvet around the table between edges of upper and secondary table tops. Sew a strip of gold braid near the bottom. This gives appearance of an ordinary draped table, Figure 52.

Attach a strip of velvet around the table between edges of upper and secondary table tops. Sew a strip of gold braid near the bottom. This gives appearance of an ordinary draped table, Figure 52.

The bowl of water you use must be the same size in diameter as the table top. In designing your table, plan it according to the size bowl you wish to produce, Figure 53.

The bowl of water you use must be the same size in diameter as the table top. In designing your table, plan it according to the size bowl you wish to produce, Figure 53.

Now make a special velvet cover to go over bowl. The top of this cover is black velvet and the sides are the same color as the table drape. Trim this cover with gold braid as you did the table drape as the two must look identical. This cover must be a little higher than the table drape so that it will cover bowl and come down to lower edge of secondary top when it is pulled up against upper top. Cover lias a two-inch opening in the rear so that it can be easily slipped off the bowl. Figure 54.

Figure 55 shows cover over bowl of water—rear view away from audience.

Now to arrange for effect, pull cord up on first table top so that secondary one comes up tight against it. The velvet drape is tucked between the tops, Figure 56.

Bring taut string down on table top and place bowl of water over it. Bowl will hold string in place and keep secondary top up against upper one. Now place cover over bowl and let it drop down to cover table tops. Opening of cover is at rear.

Figure 57 shows table as audience sees it.

Figure 58 is a cross-section diagram of arrangement under cover. The two table tops are tight against each other with velvet drape tucked between them. Taut string is held in place above table by bowl of water on it.

Figure 58 is a cross-section diagram of arrangement under cover. The two table tops are tight against each other with velvet drape tucked between them. Taut string is held in place above table by bowl of water on it.

TO PERFORM:

Pick up production cloth, show both sides, and run it through your hands. Then show both sides again, Figure 59.

Throw cloth over left shoulder and arm. Suddenly drop body downward a little as though you had caught something heavy in your left arm under cloth. Curve left arm under cloth to make it look as though it was encircling some object, Figure 60.

Raise arm and left side of body and walk to table as though carrying something heavy. Stand in front of table with left side turned to audience. Cloth completely screens table from view of audience, Figure 61.

Hold cloth with left arm and hand, releasing right hand behind cloth. Remove cover from bowl of water on table and take cover in left hand under cloth.

Figure 62 is view away from audience.

Pick up bowl of water a few inches with right hand. This frees cord and causes secondary table top to drop below upper one, stretching the velvet drape out between them. Replace bowl on table. Then suddenly remove production cloth with velvet cover concealed in it, and reveal bowl of water, Figure 63.

The difference in height of table is not noticed by audience and to them it appears that table is the same as it was in the beginning. It seems that the bowl of water appeared from the air.

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