Here are ten fun-to-perform mysteries from arguably the best magical artist and instructor on the planet. Easy enough for the beginner, the varied routines will entertain any audience, regardless of the performer's skill level. Despite the title, you'll find yourself using one or more of these stunts wherever people gather: at the dinner table, at your favorite watering hole, at parties, or at get-togethers with friends and family. Each effect is painstakingly illustrated in Doc Tarbell's famous style, making them fun and easy to learn and perform.
Originally published in 1930, after the Tarbell mail order course was completed, the author released this collection, assuming correctly that an excellent opportunity for entertainment exists once the dinner plates are cleared away.
While some of these mysteries have found their way into works by other magicians since appearing in the first edition, it's refreshing to see Tarbell's take on performing them. His advice, too, is always practical--even 90 years later. We predict you'll use two or three items from this booklet as bar bets to have fun with. Who knows? You might not have to buy your own drinks for quite awhile.
- The Mysterious Cross
- A Topsy Turvy Word
- The Vanishing Ring of String
- Number Magic with a Dollar Bill
- A Spooky Lump of Sugar
- The Turn Over Tumblers
- A Puzzling Card Discovery
- Solid Through Solid String
- The Boomerang Bread Pill
- A Good Card Trick
- About the Author
"Create a riot, any time, anywhere, without preparation. The 'Turn-Over Tumbler Trick' alone pays for the entire flock." - Floyd Thayer
1st edition 1930, PDF 28 pages.word count: 4797 which is equivalent to 19 standard pages of text