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CONJURING^; OR,

MAGIC MADE EASY.

AN EXTENSIVE COLLECTION OF CONJURING AND LEGERDEMAIN; SLEIGHTS WITH CARDS, RIBBONS, RINGS, FRO IT, COIN, BALLS, HANDKERCHIEFS, ETC., ALL OF WHICH MAY BE PERFORMED IN THE

PARLOR OR DRAWING-ROOM. ILLUSTRATED AND CLEARLY EXPLAINED. m t m

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The f>veat Knife Trick.


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MAGIC MADE EASY. THE MAGIC KNIFE.

This trick, -whroh is at once simple and clever, has 0.-J heretofore been published, Ask one of your auiiaMice for a pocket-knife, and stiok two small square pieces of white paper on each side. Give the knife to your audience to be examined, and then take it in the left hand, palm upward. Let the handle of the knife be clasped between the thumb and forefinger, and the blade extended outward from you; the handle will then He on the palm of the hand toward you. With practise you will able, by a rapid turn of the wrist, to paw the Knife from one side of the hand to the other, always keeping the same side of the blade upward, while to your audience it will appear that you reverse it at every tarn. Wipe the bits of paper off one side, the knife as directed, pass yoÂŤr fingers again across turn the blade, leading your audience to believe that you have wiped them off the second side also. Both sides of the blade will now appear to be perfectly clean, but in fact you have only removed the two pieces off one side. By rapidly turning the knife you may cause the bits of paper to appear and disappear at command. All that is required is a little dexterity in the turn of the wrist, which may be acquired by practice.


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