Any deck is well shuffled by a spectator who then cuts off about a third of the cards. He is
asked to look them over and finally settle his mind upon any one card in the packet lie is
You now take the packet, fan it, and appear to be trying to locate the thought-of card.
Actually you look for two spot cards of like value, preferably from 6 to 10. These are kept
together and are moved about in the fan, which is held face towards you, so that the
second of the two cards will occupy its own number from the top of the packet. Thus, if you
use two “nines,” one should be placed eighth and the other ninth from the top; if two
“eights,” one should be seventh and the other eighth. (more…)