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Three Pets
by Bob Hummer


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Three Pets by Bob Hummer

From the brilliant mind of Bob Hummer comes a triple helping of mental mysteries that are as much fun for you to perform as they are for your audience to experience them. One effect uses cards, another coins, and the last uses a single, unprepared die.

Personality Test - This is a nice "ice breaker" effect with cards that sets the stage for the mental demonstrations yet to come. Captures your spectator's attention and leaves her hungry to see more.

The 'Snappy' Thirteen-Cent Trick - Who knew that thirteen cents could be this much fun? A spectator sets out two nickels and three pennies in any order they wish. While your back is turned (or blindfolded), the spectator turns over as many coins as they want, from heads to tails and vice-versa. They can do it a hundred times, if they wish. They pick one group of coins, either the pennies or the nickels. Somehow, you reveal the coins they selected.

The Moon Die Mystery - Hummer's pick of the litter. A spectator thinks of a number from one to six. He then rolls a die which the performer covers with his cupped hand, so that only three sides are visible. The performer really doesn't know which number was selected, but he rotates the die three times and lifts his hand. Without fail, when he lifts his hand, the spectator's chosen number is on top! Can be repeated as often as you like.

Learn them all and you'll never again be caught without something to perform at parties, gatherings, table-hopping, etc. The only props you need are a deck of cards, thirteen cents, and a die. All items may be borrowed.

"'The Moon Die Mystery' is a stunner for those who like tiptop close-up effects." - John J. Crimmins, Jr. in Hugard's Magic Monthly

"Hummer's latest is 'Three Pets' and as usual, I'm cheering. The first one [Personality Test] is very, very good. You call the spectator's lucky number, and prove it, even though the spectator handles the cards. You never fail. 'The Snappy 13-cent Trick' is a baffling item that is worth more than the price of the book to many performers. You'll like this! 'The Moon Die Mystery' is very clever. A cute interlude that will really puzzle them. There's no peeking and nothing difficult in the way of sleights. These are all excellent 'Hummer-dingers.'" - Sid Lorraine in Tops

1st edition circa 1953 - Frank Werner edition. PDF 19 pages.
word count: 6576 which is equivalent to 26 standard pages of text