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A Hundred Different Names Being Written On The Cards To Tell The

particular Name any Person thought of.

Write on ten cards a hundred different names, observing that the

last name on each card begins with one of the letters in the word

INDROMACUS, which letters, in the order they stand, answer the numbers

1 to 10, thus:


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

On ten other cards write the same names, with this restriction, th

the first name on every card must be taken from the first of the other

cards, whose last name begins with I; the second name must be taken

from that whose last name begins with N; and so of the rest. Then let

any person choose a card out of the first ten, and after he has fixed

on a name, give it to you again, when you carefully note the last

name, by which you know the number of that card. You then take the

other ten cards, and, after shuffling them, show them to the person,

and ask if he sees the name he chose, and when he answers in the

affirmative, you look to that name which is the same in number from

the top with the number of the card he took from the other parcel, and

that will be the name he fixed on.

Instead of ten cards there may be twenty to each parcel, by adding

duplicates to each card; which will make it appear more mysterious,

and will not at all embarrass it, as you have only to remember the

last name on each card. Instead of names you may write questions on

one of the parcels, and answers on the other.