by Paul Fox
THE ULTIMATE PRESENTATION OF A CLASSIC PRINCIPLE
This is a simple and direct method for presenting BAFFLING feats of "MIND READING." Formerly used exclusively by the inventor, it never failed to astound and impress even the most intelligent people.
THE FIVE CARD MENTAL SELECTION:
A deck of cards is divided among five spectators. After shuffling, each person is requested to look his cards over and merely THINK of any ONE of them. ANY spectator is then asked to collect all of the cards and shuffle the deck. After it is returned to him, the performer explains that he will run through the shuff le deck and call off the cards as they occur - in order to "underscore" the chosen cards in the minds of the selectors, when they HEAR their THOUGHT OF cards mentioned among the cards as they are read off Selectors are cautioned, however, not to say anything or indicate in any way, when they hear the names of their chosen cards. While using the SAME deck, this simple procedure enables the performer to get a mental impression of each selected card. AND - remember this - each chosen card is ALWAYS removed from the deck and held up, with its back toward the audience, BEFORE selector is requested to name his THOUGHT OF card. Then, AFTER being named, the card is turned around