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6TE.P TW/LNTY-6IX - Work through the first link and the blow-through penetration so that you follow the flow of action to the end of the sequence. You should be holding the fake by its left side in your left fingers in "V" formation (FIG. 31).

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5T^P TW/PJTY-i>C.N/C.hi - Grasp the right side of the "V" with your right fingers in the same fashion as the left side is held by the left fingers (FIG. 32).

5TE-P TW/LNTY-EigJT - You are going to be unfolding the "V" so that its broken ends are oppositely overlapped as in FIG. 33 (an exposed view of the "V" flattened out and fingers removed). Before you start unfolding, make sure the right inner broken end is still higher up than the outer broken end it's pressed against. If it has shifted, then adjust it with your right thumb.

■5TELP T\\/E.NTY-NiNL - Slide the left inner broken end (the end your left thumb is pressing against) down with your left thumb. The two ends should look like the exposed view in FIG. 34 (the thumbs have been moved for clarity). Positioning the broken ends should be done entirely by feel. When the right end is properly positioned, you'll be able to feel the edge of the outer right broken end against your right thumbtip.

When the left ends are properly positioned, you'll be able to feel the edge of the inner left broken end against the tip of your left middle finger. The overlap is very slight. As long as you can feel the difference, you've got enough overlap.

5TE-P TJ-llE-TY - Unfold the "V" keeping the broken ends pressed against each other so that when the "V" flattens out, the broken ends oppositely overlap as in FIG. 33 (hands removed for clarity). FIGS. 35-37 show the action here. FIG. 35 shows the action of the "move" half-way complete.

FIG. 36 is an exposed view of FIG. 35 and FIG. 37 shows the action completed. With practice, you'll be able to grasp the right side of the "V", automatically making the broken end adjustments by "feel," and then snapping the "V" out flat so that the overlapped ends stay in proper position.

FIG. 36 is an exposed view of FIG. 35 and FIG. 37 shows the action completed. With practice, you'll be able to grasp the right side of the "V", automatically making the broken end adjustments by "feel," and then snapping the "V" out flat so that the overlapped ends stay in proper position.

When first learning this, I found that if I started the unfolding action with the right fingers first (still keeping pressure on the left broken ends) the flattening of the "V" feels more "controlled."

You're now going to link the left side of the fake to the outer long side of the face-down tabled card. Hold the fake directly over the tabled card. Release your left-hand grip. See FIG. 38. The exposed "key" on the left side of the fake will appear to be just a crease from the audience's perspective.

lapped above the inner left edge of the key. There is no gap. This key is only exposed for a moment while in constant motion. Trust me -the key will not be noticed.

5TOP TJ-llR.TY-i?Nfc - Press the fake down and forward until the left key passes through the tabled card. FIGS. 39, 40, 41.

cards link, re-grip the left broken ends with your left fingers (FIG. 42). Then continue the action by raising the linked card up off the table (FIG. 43).

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