Original Author: Unknown
Effect: Cards are
eliminated by the audience but somehow appear at the end.
Combination of a couple of tricks on Card Trick Central.
1. Let someone pick
one card out of a deck at random.
2. Cut the deck with
your right hand so that only three cards remain in your left
hand. As you tell the spectator to put the card back in the
deck, hold the cards in your right hand directly above the
others so that he (or she) can't see clearly how many cards
are in your left hand.
3. Hold up the deck
and show the bottom card to the spectator. Ask if this is his
card. It won't be. Turn the deck face down. With the second
finger of your right hand, slide out the bottom card (the one
he said wasn't his) and place it on the table. (You are
starting to make a pile of five cards.) Remove the next card
from the bottom and place it on top of the deck.
4. Step four is where
the trick comes in. Repeat step three, but this time after you
show the bottom card and apparently lay it in the card on the
table, you actually slide the bottom card back slightly with
your left fingers under the deck and, with your right hand,
slide out the next card and put it onto the pile. This is
actually his card. Then remove the next card from the bottom
and put it on top of the deck.
5. Repeat step 3 until
you have five cards in the pile on the table.
6. Hold up the five
cards together so that the spectator sees the bottom card. Ask
if this is his card. It will not be. Turn the deck down and
(as in step 4) slide the card back and instead remove the next
card and lay it on the table. This is his card.
7. Repeat the above
steps until there is a new pile of five cards.
8. Hold these cards in
your hand, face down, and tell the spectator that he just
agreed that all five of these cards were not his.
9. Lay the cards down
on the table, counting them out loud, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. This
will leave his card on top.
10. Turn the five
cards face up and tell the person to hold them face up,
pinching them fairly tightly between his thumb and index
11. Slap the cards in
the person's hands. The only one that won't fall is his card.
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