To Perform

This effect may be performed quickly in pantomime or it may be pattered. When there are many children in audience, it is well to patter it.

"How would you like a lesson in cooking? Suppose I show you how to make a snoofle bird pie. First of all, we must have a pan."

Pick up pan and hit bottom to show it empty. Replace on table.

"We must start with an egg."

Break egg on side of pan and, holding egg above pan, let contents fall into pan so that audience can see it. Throw in the shells. This gives a comedy touch.

"Then a few yards of torn paper."

Pick up piece of paper about 12 inches square and tear it into small pieces, dropping them into pan.

"Some seasoning."

Season ingredients well with salt cellar.

"Some flavor."

Pour alcohol and a little ether into pan—just enough to give a good flame when lighted. You might put a little catsup in just before the alcohol if you desire.

"And a little fire."

Light match and touch it to the alcohol, putting match into pan. Allow flames to flash up for a few seconds, but be careful not to get pan too hot, Figure 43.

Place loaded cover down on pan, being careful not to show bottom of it as you do so. Press cover down tightly to release insert into pan.

"And we have a snoofle bird pie."

Remove cover and doves fly out of pan, Figure 44.

It is not always convenient to have doves, and for a children's performance, it is a good stunt to produce a pan full of candy kisses. You can then toss them, a handful at a time, to various parts of the audience, Figure 45, next page.

A comedy effect is to have the pan filled with a string of weiners. Baby chicks or ducks are interesting—or a guinea pig, small rabbit, or white mice.

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