Sitting on the
Original Author: Daniel
Effect: The magician
displays a normal deck and asks a spectator to replace the
card on top. The magician then asks the spectator to stand up.
The spectator does so and the magician deals the spectator's
card, along with several others, on to the table. He asks the
spectator to put his hand on that pile, to prevent the card
from being tampered with. The magician then deals several
other cards onto the spectator's seat. The spectator sits on
those cards. THe magician reveals that the spectator's card
has moved, magically, from the table, to under the spectator.
Note: this trick is best when the magician is performing in a
restaurant or other meal time.
When the spectator is looking
at his card and showing it to his friends, the magician
secretly takes the bottom half of the deck and flips it over
so that it is face up, but still beneath the top half. The
spectator returns his card on top of the deck and the magician
aks him to stand up. When the spectator is distracted doing
this, the magician flips the deck over, so that the
spectator's card is now on the bottom and an indifferent card
is on top.The magician then deals these indifferent cards on
top of the table. He then flips the cards over again at a time
that is convenient, and deals what the spectator think are
indifferent cards onto his seat. The rest is presentation.
One final note: If the
volunteer should happen to place one of the cards on the
bottom of the deck, then simply cut the deck and fan the cards
to expose the similar pair.
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