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makes a prediction and writes it down. The folded paper is
given to a spectator who does not look at it. Someone cuts the
deck and takes a random card. The performer counts off a
number of cards equal to the face value of that card onto the
table. The last card turned is the predicted card.
Preparation: Know what
the bottom card is.
1. Let the spectator
shuffle the deck
2. Take the deck back
and glimpse the bottom card
3. Set the cards on
the table and tell the audience that you will predict a card
that will appear later in the trick.
4. Write down on a
piece of paper the name of the bottom card. Fold the paper so
it cannot be seen.
5. Give the paper to a
spectator and tell them not to look at it.
6. Request that the
deck be cut and give the top half to the spectator.
7. Tell them they may
shuffle their deck and then place any card from their packet
face up on the table.
8. Count the number of
symbols on the card. i.e. 8 diamonds would be on a 6 of
9. Count off that
number of cards, stopping before you turn over the last
card.(get ready to turn it face up on the table, but leave it
on top of the deck)
10. Tell them to read
the paper you gave them earlier and show it to everyone.
11. While they do this
replace the top card with the bottom card. As long as they are
reading it, they won't notice.
12. As soon as they
look back at you. Flip the top card over onto the table, it
will be the card you predicted.
Tip: Don't perform
this in front of more that 3 or four people, they might not be
reading the paper and see you switch the card.
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