Trick Courtesy of: Nathan Stockwell
Original Author: Unknown
This trick utilizes only one sleight, the
double lift. If you know this, the trick is a good
quickie with the right patter used.
Step 1: Shuffle yourself or have a spectator do it.
It really is not necessary, but helps to "set the stage."
Double lift ( turn over two cards as one ) the top two
cards to show whatever may be the second card. We will say it
is the three of hearts. Turn the "card" ( really two ) face
down and deal to your right, naming it the card of the person
on the right. Remember, the three of hearts is on the top of
the deck, and an indifferent card is on your right. Ok, here
is the patter for step two I use: "Okay, Lisa, this will be
your card, the three of hearts. Now I am going to put on your
Step 3: Repeat step two. Showing what was originally
the third card from the top. We will say the card they now see
is the five of spades. turn it face down and deal the top card
( which is really the three of hearts ) to you left. "Sara,
this will be your card."
Step 4: Now, here is the situation from right to
left. You have the three of hearts on your left face down. The
tabled deck with the five of spades on top which the spectator
thinks is on the right. To your left, an indifferent card.
Step 5: Take the far right card and insert it into
the approximate middle of the deck. Riffle the end of the deck
for drama, and use patter like "Watch as I put the three of
hearts in the middle of the deck. Lisa as I rifle the deck,
would you blow on it? You see, you just caused it to come
right back to the top." T! hen place the card, ( still face
down! ) to your right. then pass your hands magically over the
two cards and say "not only did I bring Lisa's card back to
the top, but I just caused them to jump places! " Turn over
the two cards and show them the surprise!
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