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Effect: The magician lets the spectator choose a card, which is memorized and put back into the deck. The magician then puts the deck back into the card box and slips it into his pocket. He then claps his hands and points to a nearby table where an orange is sitting. He tells the spectator to pick up the orange and peel it.
When the spectator peels the orange, they suddenly find a lemon inside! When they peel the lemon, they find their card rolled up in the middle of it. When the magician pulls out the deck and hands it to the spectator, their card is indeed missing from the deck.
This trick is a double-whammy. First, purchase two decks that are alike. Cut the top (where the green thing is) off the lemon VERY CAREFULLY. Then insert a pencil into the middle of the lemon. When you pull out the pencil, it should leave enough room for a rolled up playing card (provided you roll it up on it's side instead of lengthwise). Now glue the pap back onto the top of the lemon, doing your best to match the grain.
Now take a larger orange and cut four slits into the bottom of it about halfway up. Carefully take a knife or spoon and seperate the meat from the orange peel, doing your best not to tear the peel. When you have the meat out, you should still be able to keep the basic shape of the orange with the peel. Now stick the lemon in and glue the bottom slits of the orange together. In about two hours, the slits won't be quite as noticeable, but you can't wait much longer than that to do the trick or it will turn black around the glue.
Now simply force the card on the spectator and put the deck into your pocket. The extra deck should be in the same pocket (an inside coat pocket is ideal). When the spectator pulls out the card, you pull out the extra deck and let them look for the card. Of course, the card will not be there.
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