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by Jack Yates & Ken de Courcy

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Foreshadowed by Jack Yates & Ken de Courcy

Foreshadowed is an impromptu triple prediction that would play well for a few people or a full theater. As a bonus Yates describe another incredible prediction that can be done over the phone.

Jack Yates really needs no introduction; his name usually comes up wherever subtle magic is discussed. He tends to produce devious principles, then simplifies them down so anyone can use them. Foreshadowed is an interesting twist (literally!) on the well-known three objects prediction (a la Mental Epic). What makes this version different is that the predictions are written on blank pieces of cardboard that are clearly marked with the letters 'A', 'B' and 'C' in plain sight of the audience. The cards on which the three predictions are made can safely be left with the audience; which means that if you use the blank side of your business-cards you'll be advertising yourself each time you do it which can't be bad.

"The hot-line prediction" is a startling prediction of an object chosen by a spectator done over the phone. It is a high impact effect. In the introduction Ken De Courcy wrote: "The second of the two predictions contained in this booklet is one I tried out the moment I read it. I worked it on a friend and, immediately it was completed, I rang off, as instructed. As Jack warns, the man rang back within seconds!"

You'll enjoy Foreshadowed. What's more, the only real practice you'll need to do is in the presentation.

1st edition 1979; PDF 8 pages.
word count: 2180 which is equivalent to 8 standard pages of text