Magic Trick: To Spring the Cards From One Hand to the Other

Hold the pack in the right hand, the thumb at one end, the first, second and third fingers at the other. Now by pressing the ends of the pack so that the thumb and fingers are brought toward one another (see Fig. 28), the cards will be bent and be inclined to spring from the hand. By continuing the pressure the cards will slide out from under the finger tips. The open left hand which must be held some inches below the right, must catch the cards as they fly downward and be brought up to the right hand, squaring up the pack. By practice the distance may be increased and the springing be made in a horizontal and also in an upward direction. Care must be taken not to follow the cards with the right hand to the left, as that will scatter them.

Fig. 27

Fig. 28

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