Rene Lavand became known around the world for his version of this classic "Two in the hand, One in the pocket" sequence. Using only one hand, a few small balls of some soft substance and a lone coffee cup, he was able to fool and entertain all types of spectators for decades. This, then, is a streamlined, shortened version lasting less than a minute. It plays up the surprises without becoming monotonous. It can be performed silent or using brief patter.
EFFECT: Three small pieces of foam rubber are used along with a coffee cup. Two of the foam balls are placed into the cup. The remaining ball is placed into the pocket. Upon turning over the cup the missing ball is found to have returned to the cup. This is repeated a number of times until all the balls vanish.
Brick Tilley will tell you the best material to get to cut out the balls, and in addition to the PDF you will get a video where Brick is performing the routine with a transparent cup so that you can follow the secret actions more clearly.
1st edition 2019, PDF 4 pages, video length 2 min 10 s.
word count: 927 which is equivalent to 3 standard pages of text