WITH any complete pack a spectator, after shuffling it, selects a card by thrusting the Joker into it and noting the card that lies above it. He squares the pack and cuts it as often as he wishes, then deals the cards into the face of the card about half an inch diagonally from the outer index when his card arrives you call 'Stop', that card is turned over, it is his card. Take out the Joker and hand the pack to the spectator to shuffle. As he does this hold the Joker face up and press your thumb nail sharply into the face of the card about half an inch diagonally from the outer index corner, this makes two lumps on the back of the card instantly found by the ball of the left hand when you hold the cards in the usual position for dealing. When the spectator is satisfied the cards are well mixed, hand him the Joker, tell him to thrust it into the pack anywhere and note the card lying above it. The Joker is then pushed in completely in that position and he cuts the cards as often as he pleases, completing each cut. Now have him deal the cards into two face-down heaps and note the pile that receives the last card, that packet will consist of twenty-seven cards, the other will have twentyhttp:// six. Let him give you the heap containing the Joker, you deal the top card face down, he does the same from his heap and the dealing continues thus in unison. If he gave you the twenty-seven heap his card lies at the same depth as the Joker in yours, if you get the twenty-six heap it is one card lower. As you deal you instantly recognize the Joker as you come to it and you give the command 'Stop' as he takes his card to deal it.