Magic Trick: The Bottom Palm

In this method of palming a card the pack lies length-wise in the left hand, the lower end in the fork of the thumb, the upper end against the first joints of the second and third fingers, and the tip of the left thumb resting on the face of the cards as shown in Fig. 15.

As the right hand approaches to take the pack the fingers of the left hand press slightly against the bottom of the pack, and then partly close, as in Fig. 16.

The result is that the bottom card of the pack is separated from the rest of the pack and is retained in the (left) palm by the bent fingers, while the right hand removes the pack.

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