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   Magic Trick: A New Top Change




The pack is held in the left hand, as in the other changes. The card to be changed is held lengthwise in the right hand between the forefinger and the thumb, the forefinger at the upper end and the thumb at the lower, as in Fig. 19.

As the hands come together to make the change the left thumb slides the top card of the pack about an inch to the right. The right hand lays the card it holds on top of the pack, where it is held by the left thumb, and at the same time carries off the top card of the pack between the first and second fingers and the thumb, preserving the same position as that of the first card. The card is laid on the table or handed to one of the audience. This change is noiseless and very little known.

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