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EFFECT: A deck of 52 cards is freely shown. Each card bears a single word. All 52 words are different. The mentalist mixes the cards and hands the deck to a spectator. The mentalist now turns his back to the spectator and puts his hands behind his back. The spectator now makes a random and free choice of one of the words. However, the word is placed sight unseen into the spectator’s pocket. So, even he has no idea which word he has chosen. The deck is returned to the mentalist’s hands. With his back still to the spectator, he instantly calls out a word. The spectator removes the card from his pocket and it has that very word on it!
No fishing, no anagrams, no force, no memorization (that is the true beauty of the method). This can be repeated as the word will be different every time. This is self-working, and you instantly know the word in the spectator’s pocket. To say this is a clever method is an understatement.
1st edition 2008, 6 pages.
word count: 856 which is equivalent to 3 standard pages of text