To Perform

Audience sees table, but believes it to be just an ordinary table.

Bring in box and show it on all sides with lid closed.

Have assistant hold rabbit, or have it nearby.

Place box on table top so that bottom of box covers door in table top.

Raise lid of box. Reach into box with left hand and raise bottom up against back of box. Then open door of table top and raise that up against back of box. Hold these doors in place with left hand if necessary. Take rabbit by the ears with right hand. Show him to audience and place him in the box. Let him sink gently into the bag in the special table top. To the audience, of course, it appears that you put the rabbit into the box, Figure 42.

Allow the door in table top to close, then let bottom of box fall back into place. The rabbit is now safe in the table top. Move the box forward a little so that you can spring the catch on table top door, Figure 43.

The detail diagram in this illustration shows how the legs are screwed onto the table.

Pick up box from table and show it all around. Give it to assistant to hold or some youngster who is helping you, Figure 44.

Take the table top off, raising the rear edge first and holding it vertically to conceal rabbit. Place it against a chair in upright position. Pick up table base and show it freely.

All that remains now is to take the box, open the lid, and show that the rabbit has vanished. If you desire, you may push in the bottom to enable audience to look through box.

NOTE: It will require a little experimenting on your part with catches and knobs. You can try different kinds until you find those most satisfactory. A loop of string sometimes answers as a knob, or sometimes just a tack.

Amazing, fascinating effects with ribbons! Little, simple ribbons form the basis for experiments which make a tremendous hit with the public.

1 - Cutting and restoring a ribbon while it is held by two spectators.

2 - Mysterious penetration of a ribbon through a card.

3 - Cut and restored ribbon effect of Ellis Stanyon, noted English magician.


5 - Puzzling transposition of a piece of ribbon from one sealed envelope to another. Envelopes are unprepared, and may be examined.

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