Your Card, Your Number
Bicycle Stripper Exclusive Learning Materials • 3m 55s
FROM a one-way pack, arranged in order, allow a spectator to freely select any card, note what it is and push it back into the pack at any point, you, of course, having first turned the pack around. Shuffle overhand and have the pack cut several times. Announce that you have such control over the cards that by simply riffling the ends you can find the chosen card. Holding the pack in your left hand face down and close to your eyes, riffle the cards slowly with your right thumb releasing them one at a time. As soon as the reversed card appears, stop, pick up that card and the one below it, remove the two cards, as one, and show with an air of triumph the face of the indifferent card. The spectator denies that the card is his, so you put the two cards, still as one, on the top of the pack. To retrieve your lost laurels state that you will make the card appear at any number the spectator calls. Suppose he chooses 8. Stand with your left side to the front, hold the pack face down on the left hand with the fingers curled over the right hand side. With the right thumb and fingers lift the two top cards as one as if opening a book-the right hand revolves to the right, showing the face of the card. Count 'One,' and point to the card with the left forefinger (the chosen card is at the back of this card). Bring the right hand down again and take off another card in exactly the same way bringing it against the face of the first, count 'Two.' Continue in the same way up to the seventh card, as you lift this one, the left fingers press against the chosen card at the back of the packet and as the right hand turns, they pull this card on to the top of the pack. Have the spectator name his card and slowly turn it face up. The moves should be made very slowly and openly. Smoothly done the slip cannot be detected.
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