Based on a Bob Hummer
and Karl Fulves
principle. A spectator is handed seven playing-cards. He shuffles them, then places one of them aside face-down without looking at it. Now squares of cardboard are shown with cut-out windows. Spectator follows the magician's instructions and, at the end, looking through the cut-out windows in the cards, an index of a card appears. The chosen card is turned over and has been correctly revealed.
You will have to make up the squares of cardboard for this. The trick itself is self-working, the real work having been put into the evolution of the effect, but they are useful for the times when a spectator asks to be shown just one trick that he can do himself. A gem from Ken de Courcy's own close-up show.
1st digital edition 2018, 4 pages.
word count: 799 which is equivalent to 3 standard pages of text