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This was the publication that taught me the Three Card Monte many years ago. It has all you ever need on this wonderful performance piece - and then some.
Erdnase writes in Expert at the Card Table:
"There is not a single card feat in the whole calendar that will give as good returns for the amount of practice required, or that will mystify as greatly, or cause as much amusement, or bear as much repetition as this little game!
Vernon performed it reciting:
"A little game from Hanky Poo, the black for me, the red for you - all you have to do is to keep your eyes on the little lady - ten gets you twenty - twenty gets you forty ... now here we go ... keep your eyes on the lady!"
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1st edition 1980; original 39 pages; PDF 60 pages.
word count: 15768 which is equivalent to 63 standard pages of text
- Part One: Sleight Of Hand Methods
- - THE BASIC MOVE
- - BRIDGING
- - THE OVERTHROW
- Erdnase-Vernon Overthrow
- The Knockout Three Card Monte
- - THE BENT CORNER
- - THE TACKED CARD
- - PAPER CLIP CLIMAX
- The Optical Move
- Part Two: Routines Using Special Cards
- Street Traders' Three Card Monte
- The MacMillan Miracle
- Penny Wise
- The Queen Goes Home
- Pimpernel Card
- Two Blacks-One Red
- Chase The Ace
- The Climax
- Striptease Lady