Gladlock the Great Knows All
Original Author: Steve
Effect: A spectator
picks a card. You dial a number on the phone, ask for Gladlock
the Great, and hand the phone to your victim, and Gladlock
tells him his card.
Glimpse and remember the
bottom card of the deck. Have victim pick a card, memorize it,
and place it on top of deck. Cut the deck and place the bottom
half on top. Flip over deck so cards are face up. Search the
deck. The card you see before the one you memorized is the
Pick up the phone and call a
friend that you have told about the trick. Make sure he is the
one to answer the phone. When he picks up, say, "Is Gladlock
the Great home?" Your friend then starts to count down the
suits of cards, "Clubs, hearts, spades, diamonds." When he has
said the right suit, stop him by saying, "Yes, I'll hold."
Then friend starts counting down the cards, "Ace, king,
queen....." Stop him by saying, "Yes, he has chosen a card."
Your friend then repeats the name of the card to double-check.
If he's correct, say, "O.K., Gladlock, tell him his card" and
hand the phone to your victim. "Gladlock" recites the card to
him and hangs up. (If when double-checking, "Gladlock" says
the wrong card, hang up and restart.)
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