Some More Egg Tricks

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Some More Egg Tricks

Here are some more very effective tricks which can be accomplished by any boy. First of all, blow out the contents of an egg, and then; when the interior of the shell is perfectly dry, pour fine sand into the empty shell until it is about a quarter full. Finally, cover the hole in the shell with white wax, so that no one will notice that it has been tampered with. The egg can then be placed in almost any position, It is always necessary, however, to first shake the egg, so that the sand inside will roll to the...

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Teleporting Silk Trick

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Teleporting Silk Trick

The idea I wish to describe this month is a very pretty one, and should appeal to most Magicians, professional and amateur alike, more especially as there is no prepared table required to produce the effects, and also one of the vases may be utilised to change the colours of the silks, etc.- The legitimate effect of the experiment is that two glass cylinders are placed upon separate tables, one containing a blue silk and the other empty, two small lids are placed upon the tops of the cylinders, and without any...

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Hit It Hard Card Trick

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Hit It Hard Card Trick

Audiences, as a general rule, like tricks wherein the element of surprise is greater than that of mystery. At first reading, this statement sounds absurd, for every mysterious trick is surprising, yet, an effect might surprise an audience, but not mystify it. The following card trick is an example, I believe, of this statement. The entertainer obtains the assistance of a young boy, who steps upon the stage and stands at the performer’s left, facing the audience. He selects a card from a shuffled deck and shows it...

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How to Raise a Ghost

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How to Raise a Ghost

How to Raise a Ghost. A boy who possesses a magic-lantern can, with a little trouble, raise a ghost in a darkened room. First of all obtain an open box, about three feet long and eighteen inches wide and two feet high. At one end of this place a small swing dressing-glass, and at the other end place a magic-lantern with the lens facing the looking glass. A glass should now be made to swing up and down in the groove c,d to which a cord and pulley should be attached, the end of the cord coming to the part of the...

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How To Get Through A Postcard

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How To Get Through A Postcard

How To Get Through A Postcard. By a curious cutting trick this apparent miracle may be performed by following directions. Cut out the picture of the boy upon outside border lines, then with a sharp knife cut this oblong piece of paper, using as a pattern the design marked above. By cutting lines into the picture exactly corresponding to the pattern, and then pulling it apart, it will be found to string out to a surprising ring, so that you may pass it over your head and body, like going through a paper...

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A Good Match Trick

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A Good Match Trick

Here is a good trick with a few matches which will keep your friends guessing for a long while before they finally see how the trick is done. Take any number of matches; 15 will do nicely; lay them out in a row and state that you will draw one, two or three, alternately, with anyone and leave the last match for them to take every time. It is a very simple trick, when once the method of working has been explained to you, but until that time it will mystify the cleverest of heads. If you will closely observe the...

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