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The Divining Card

Provide a pack in which there is a long card; open it at that part
where the long card is, and present the pack to a person in such a
manner that he will naturally draw that card. You then tell him to put
it into any part of the pack, and shuffle the cards. You take the
pack, and offer the same card in like manner to a second or third
person, taking care that they do not stand near enough to see the card
each other draws.

You then draw several cards yourself, among which is the long card,
and ask each of the parties if his card be among those cards, and he
will naturally say yes, as they have all drawn the same card. You
then shuffle all the cards together, and, cutting them at the long
card, you hold it before the first person, so that the others may not
see it, and tell him that is his card. You then put it in the pack,
shuffle it, cut it again at the same card, and hold it to the second

You can perform this recreation without the long card, in the
following manner:

Let a person draw any card, and replace it in the pack. You then make
the pass, (see p. 107,) and bring that card to the top of the pack,
and shuffle them, without losing sight of that card. You then offer
that card to a second person, that he may draw it, and put it in the
middle of the pack. You make the pass, and shuffle the cards a
second time in the same manner, and offer the card to a third person,
and so again to a fourth or fifth.

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