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From the introduction:
The following chapters will be found to be practical lessons in conjuring. Many people have the erroneous idea that if they know how a trick is done they are quite capable of presenting it to an audience. I have always found that a very little experience will show such persons that the mere knowledge of the secret of a trick is not of much value to a beginner unless it is accompanied by some simple instructions showing him the best way of using his knowledge. Therefore, I shall not merely give away secrets of tricks, but shall endeavour to make my explanation of each trick a complete lesson in its performance.
CHAPTER I. TRICKS AT THE WRITING TABLE
CHAPTER II. TRICKS IN THE SMOKING-ROOM
CHAPTER III. TRICKS AT THE WORK-TABLE
CHAPTER IV. TRICKS AT THE DINNER TABLE
CHAPTER V. MORE TRICKS AT THE DINNER TABLE
CHAPTER VI. TRICKS AT THE CARD-TABLE
CHAPTER VII. TRICKS AT THE CARD-TABLE (continued)
CHAPTER VIII. TRICKS IN THE GARDEN
CHAPTER IX. TRICKS IN THE BILLIARD-ROOM
CHAPTER X. THOUGHT-READING TRICKS
1st edition 1909, 136 pages; PDF 124 pages.word count: 37143 which is equivalent to 148 standard pages of text
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