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The Extraordinary Spelling Trick

Trick Courtesy of: Daniel Marmion (dmarmio@lville.pvt.k12.nj.us)

Original Author: Daniel Marmion

Effect: The magician asks a spectator to pick a card out of the deck. He shuffles the cards. Then, counting from the bottom of the deck, he spells out the spectator's card without even knowing what it is. On the last card, he reveals it to be the spectator's card.

Card Trick:

The only two sleights used in this trick are the false shuffle and the glide. When the spectator returns his card, shuffle it to the bottom of the deck. Then give it a false shuffle. Bang the edge of the cards on the edge of the table, supposedly squaring the cards up, but really glimpsing the spectator's card. Then execute the glide. Say the spectator's card was the seven of diamonds. Begin to spell it, saying you are picking up vibes. One card per letter, pulling out the cards immediately above the bottom card. Then, on the last letter, the "s" in this case, pull out the spectator's card. This'll knock their socks off

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