EFFECT. Any pack may be used. Performer turns his back. A spectator freely selects a card, replaces it reversed in the middle of the pack, squares the cards and lays a handkerchief over them. Performer lifts the pack and handkerchief and a card is seen to rise from the pack raising the fabric. This is lifted off with the covering and is found to be the chosen card.
SECRET. This effective trick depends on the fact that a pack will cut automatically at a reversed card. This can be tested by reversing a card in the middle and holding the pack at the tips of the fingers and thumb of the left hand in position for the Charlier pass. Ease up the pressure of the thumb, and it will be found that the cards below the reversed card will fall. Complete the pass in the usual way and the reversed card will be on the bottom of the pack. In doing the trick lift the pack in position for the Charlier pass, and make it, as you drape the handkerchief over the cards. You have then simply to hold the pack upright and push up the rear card with the first and second fingers taking the handkerchief with it. Take the card with the fabric from above with the right hand, turn the hand over, letting the handkerchief folds fall down over the wrist and display the card with its face to the spectators.