A version of a strike-second deal that the author calls the "shutter" method, referring to the shutter of a camera.
This version could be easier for some to perform than a classic strike-second because the coordination of the thumbs is built into the method itself. While the author claims that his method is practically self-working, there is some amount of practice necessary to acquire the knack. Still, his discovery has earned the praise of top-flight card experts, who have called it perfect in action and imperceptible to the keenest observer.
The second deal is an indispensable sleight for those who wish to perform a gambling exposé. This sleight alone could be the centerpiece of your act, for use in Blackjack, poker and other card games.
Here's what those in the know have said about this clever technique:
"The acme of all second deals." - John J. Crimmins
"Requires much less practice than the standard version and in operation is absolutely indetectable." - William W. Larsen, Sr.
"Easily mastered, a beautiful and deceptive sleight." - Ralph W. Read
"Something brand new on this most difficult of all sleights to do properly." - Bruce Elliott
"Highly recommended." - J. G. Thompson, Jr.
1st edition 1949, PDF 12 pages.
word count: 1847 which is equivalent to 7 standard pages of text