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From and shuffled deck of cards deal 6 piles of 5 cards
each. Tell the spectator to choose 2 cards from the remainder
of the deck, and write the two cards on a piece of paper, fold
it, and place it on the table. Then tell him to put his cards
on top of any of the two piles. Pick up the piles so that two
of the five card piles go on each of the 6 card piles. Then
say that you will pick two cards. Run through the deck and
remember the 6th and the 22nd cards. Write their names on a
piece of paper, fold it, and place it next to the other piece
of paper. Now deal the cards into two piles beginning at the
left and dealing one card at a time. The pile on the left
contains his cards. The pile on the right has your cards.
Ask the spectator which cards he wants you to find. If he
says his, pick up the pile on the left. If he says yours pick
up the pile on the right.
If he picks his cards Then deal the cards
into two piles again, left to right, and take away the right
pile after every deal. The two cards left are his cards.
If he picks your cards Do the same thing
but take away the pile on the left every time.
(After you have the two piles laid out on the table...)
So I added, Fanning them the right side pile and saying
"Your card is not in there, I hope!" In addition a slight of
hand makes it really shine, the two cards that are left I
place on the top of the piles and deck. Then I shuffle all the
cards keeping the top card on top and getting the second card
to the bottom which isn't very difficult to do. Then you ask
the spectator to tap the deck and while pinching the top and
bottom cards in your right hand you throw the middle cards
into your other hand. Now you hold the top and bottom cards in
your right hand. These are their cards.
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