To return to Thimble Act routine

Turn right side to audience. You have thimble on right forefinger. Pretend to throw it into the air—but, in reality, Thumb Palm it in right hand. Just before doing this get thimble already Thumb Palmed onto second finger of right hand, Figure 105.

As you make this movement, curl left fingers up under left lower edge of vest and insert them into thimbles in holder there.

Figure 106 shows view away from audience. Your right hand is up. From it you vanish the thimble on your forefinger. This goes into Thumb Palm position. The thimble that was Thumb Palmed goes on second finger. You already have thimbles on third and fourth fingers. Under cover of body your left hand gets four thimbles, one on every finger, from holder under lower left edge of vest.

Figure 106 shows view away from audience. Your right hand is up. From it you vanish the thimble on your forefinger. This goes into Thumb Palm position. The thimble that was Thumb Palmed goes on second finger. You already have thimbles on third and fourth fingers. Under cover of body your left hand gets four thimbles, one on every finger, from holder under lower left edge of vest.

Keep left hand closed to conceal thimbles and drop to side. Your eyes must MISDIRECT attention of audience to right hand, Figure 107.

Attention Position Palm And Thumb

Suddenly pluck thimble out of the air with right forefinger, getting it from Thumb Palm position. Then suddenly open all fingers and SHOW A THIMBLE ON EACH, Figure 108. THIS IS THE FIRST BIG SURPRISE.

Now turn left side to audience, keeping left hand down at side. Thumb Palm thimble from forefinger. Hold forefinger outstretched with nothing on it. Then make sweeping motion of arm, produce thimble on finger-tip, and show to audience. Figure 109.

Suddenly open left hand and SHOW A THIMBLE ON EACH FINGER-TIP, Figure 110. THIS IS THE SECOND BIG SURPRISE.

Drop thimbles from right hand into glass on table. Let right hand fall to side. Then drop thimbles from left hand into glass. To do this, turn left side to audience, Figure 111.

Curl right fingers under lower right edge of coat and insert them in thimbles in holder there. Remove thimbles on finger-tips and keep hand closed and down at side. This view is away from audience, Figure 112.

Turn right side to audience now. Keep back of right hand to audience and Thumb Palm thimble on forefinger.

Now reach into air with right forefinger outstretched and nothing on it, and catch a thimble on the fingertip.

With right side turned to audience and the use of MISDIRECTION to the right hand, reach under lower left edge of coat with left hand and remove the four thimbles from holder on each of left finger-tips. Thumb Palm thimble from forefinger.

Suddenly open right hand and you again have a thimble on each finger-tip.

THIS IS THE THIRD BIG SURPRISE.

Turn left side to audience. Reach left forefinger with nothing on it into air. Catch a thimble on it. Then suddenly open rest of hand and again you have produced a thimble on each finger-tip. THIS IS THE FOURTH BIG SURPRISE.

Drop thimbles into glass, first those from right hand, then those from left. THIS COMPLETES YOUR THIMBLE ACT.

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