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TABLE OF CONTENTS

BAKER’S FIESTA ..................................................................................................................... 4

CANE IN NEWSPAPER............................................................................................................ 7

VANISHING CANE, Johnny Jones Version............................................................................... 8

LIQUID LEVITATION............................................................................................................... 9

EIGHT PIECES of EIGHT....................................................................................................... 12

MARDO’S MIGRATORY COINS........................................................................................... 14

SIL-SOL.................................................................................................................................... 16

LIQUID MELANGE ................................................................................................................ 20

COUNT AGAIN, PLEASE....................................................................................................... 22

RING ON THE STICK............................................................................................................. 25

A SMART OPENING............................................................................................................... 28

BUBBLE MAGIC..................................................................................................................... 30

THUMB TIE EXTRAORDINARY .......................................................................................... 32

TWIN BUCKSAW FLOURISH............................................................................................... 35

COPPER AND SILVER ........................................................................................................... 37

CUT YOURSELF A SMOKE................................................................................................... 38

APPLAUSE
was originally published by Samuel Berland.

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Pick up salt shaker, holding it up so they see a full shaker of salt. Now, tip shaker into hand. Let
audience notice that salt is going down in salt shaker at intervals (Fig. 4). Replace almost empty
salt shaker on table. Turn a little to the left, and with the right hand gather the four corners of
the handkerchief (Fig. 5), drop the left hand to side, securing the handkerchief pull, while right
hand gives the silk a shake, showing that the salt is gone. Turning to the right, face the audience
with pull held in left hand. Proceed to push the silk into left hand (Fig. 6). Actually, of course,
the silk is pushed into the pull. Drop right hand to the side, and then, making believe you are
squeezing the silk into nothing, show your left hand, empty. Pick up the piece of newspaper and
start wrapping the wand to the end. (Fig. 7)

Then, twist the end of the parcel, as in the “Vanishing Wand.” Break the package in two. From
one half, pluck out the silk. Pour the salt from the other end on to the table. (Fig. 8). Reach at the
back of your neck, taking a good hold of the stick hanging there. As you pull up and out, do not
hesitate when you break the thread, but do it in a continuous upward motion.

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APPLAUSE

LIQUID MELANGE

A clever effect that appeared several years ago is “Liquid Appear.” For the routine described here
it is necessary to have the type that has a tube through the center of the plastic shell.

1–Milk Pitcher 1–Paper Cup and Paper Plate
1–Liquid Appear 1–Bottle of Magician’s Milk
1–Magic Wand 3-11” silks (1 purple, 1 pink, 1 red)

Load the milk pitcher with the magician’s milk. Fill the Liquid Appear fake with real
milk. Tuck the silks into the center tube of the Liquid Appear fake, starting with the red, then
the pink and finally the purple. Place the fake, thus loaded, into the can. Place the Liquid Appear
glass near the “loaded” can close to the paper plate, paper cup, wand and milk pitcher.

Pick up the milk pitcher in one hand, the paper cup in the other, and say: “Ladies and Gentlemen,
during rationing I never noticed or suffered any ‘shortage’…I am as ‘tall’ now as I was during
and before! I have accomplished this because I often use my liquid mind. For instance, butter
comes from milk, so when there is no butter I drink more milk. But, mind you, with water it is
entirely different. Because you drink lots of water doesn’t mean you have taken a bath.”

Apparently pour some milk from the pitcher into the paper cup (Fig. 1), stopping at intervals and
looking at the pitcher; in this way, the audience will notice that the milk in the pitcher is lowering.
Place the pitcher and paper cup on the table, handling the cup as though it has liquid in it.

Cover this with the paper plate (Fig. 2), pick up the glass and say: “To some dipsomaniacs, this
receptacle seems to be empty – after they get loaded.” Place the glass inside the can (Fig. 3),
cover it, then place the paper cup and plate on the top as in Fig. 4. Take the paper cup with
plate in your right hand (you have been holding everything in left hand), make an upward and
throwing motion, allowing the plate to fall, while you retain the cup (Fig. 5). Set cup on table,
after showing it is empty. The liquid appear is still complete, in your left hand. Take cover off,
place it on table, picking it up again with fingers of right hand, push glass out and up, showing it
is full of milk (Fig. 6). Then say “Here goes some butter.” Stop short, staring at the glass. “Here is
to you”…again bring glass close to lips, as if ready to drink. Stare and stop again…“Two drinks
of this and you see purple cows (pull a purple silk out of it (Fig. 7). Try again, and plucking a
pink silk, say…“and pink elephants, too.” As glass is placed near your lips for the third time, say:
“To get butter, even this way it take a lot of red tape (pull red silk out). Drink some of the milk,
place glass on table, and take your bow.

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COPPER AND SILVER

This version of the migratory coins is the one I originally learned. Four copper coins are
displayed on the left, four silver coins on the right.

Pick up the first copper coin, apparently placing it in the left hand (secretly retaining it in the
right).

Close the left hand, as though it contains the coin. Pick up second, third and fourth copper coins
and place them in opening of left hand. Open fingers slightly so coins will drop inside. To all
appearances, you have placed four copper coins in your left hand.

Now, pick up one of the silver coins with right hand, bring it over to left and place it into
opening of fist, leaving this coin part way out of fist, saying, “Every time I place one of the
silver coins into my left hand (now pick up other three silver coins with right hand) a copper coin
mysteriously joins the silver ones.” Right hand is opened and, of course, it has three silver coins
and the copper coin you had palmed previously.

Display coins in both hands, showing what you have done so far. Line the coins again as before,
four on the left, four on the right, the only difference being that this time you have three copper
and one silver on the left and three silver and one copper on the right.

Repeat the moves until you have four copper coins on the right and four silver coins on the left,
instead of the original arrangement.

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APPLAUSE

CUT YOURSELF A SMOKE

This idea was instrumental in my securing a ten-week engagement at the Pan-American Casino
in Baltimore. I have had more compliments on this effect than I ever had on my popular routine
of the Cups and Balls.

The preparation of the prop is very simple: Take a piece of rope five and a half feet long (the rope
used for the monotonous rope trick). Trim one end straight with a razor blade or sharp scissors.
Now take a cigarette and a strip of adhesive tape 3/16” wide. Join the end of the cigarette to the
end of the rope with a strip of the adhesive tape around both.

If you hold the rope by the end where the cigarette is joined by the tape, between index finger and
thumb of left hand, the other end hanging down, to all appearances you are holding a length of
rope. Take the scissors, clip the cigarette off above the adhesive tape, clip again, cutting the rest of
tape off, allowing it to drop to the floor.

Place the cigarette in your mouth and proceed to light it. Now, do a few sliding knots, false knots,
or any fancy ties that you know. Every time you dissolve a knot, a mouthful of smoke should be
blown out of your mouth. You know, the kind that looks like a thick cloud, rather than just plain
puffs. Right into these “clouds” is where your ties, knots and restorations of the cut and restored
rope take effect. Try it, and then listen to your friends comment.

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