I worked as a "Magic Bartender" for several years, tricks have to be simple, entertaining, and ideally employ common objects. Occasionally I'd sit at a customers table which gave me the opportunity to perform 'The Glass Through the Table' and my 'Hat Load'. Slydini taught me the 'Glass Trick'. He uses sound to control the perception of the spectator, The Hat Load begins with a coin trick based upon Don Alan's Hat Load but my mechanics for loading the hat are based upon Slydini's System of movement. My Copper and Silver Transposition employs a slightly modified version of John Scarne's switch, and my opening patter employs the same psychology as Scarne. My second switch is more Slydini like.
There are also two card tricks. 'Oil and Water', a separation of red and black cards as taught to me by Slydini and a very clever close up vanish of four playing cards leaving the magician with the spectator's chosen card.
The manuscript has a comic strip about the Hat Load, many pictures and four instructional video clips.
1st edition 2005; 37 pages.
word count: 10700 which is equivalent to 42 standard pages of text