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An exceptionally clever version of the 4-Ace Trick - no trick aces - use a borrowed deck.
In effect the 4 aces are dealt singly on to the table, face down. Twelve indifferent cards are then shown and dealt on to them, making four packets, one of which is chosen by a spectator. No force of any kind, believe it or not, he takes any of the four packets. The remaining three are turned over to show all indifferent cards. The four Aces are in the packet chosen. It's the most convincing of all Four Ace Tricks, and we know it will fool the best of card men. A couple of easy-to-do moves and the special something (... a single gaffed card you likely already have) makes it possible.
1st edition 1957, PDF 5 pages.
word count: 1274 which is equivalent to 5 standard pages of text