This is a direct
variation on a card in card case effect that I published in
'Applications'. What follows is a different approach to the sandwich
transposition plot, which the aforesaid effect in fact was. This time
the pocket is used.
1. Hold the pack face
up in the left hand and spread through transferring the two Jokers to
the face, and tossing out the Ace of Spades face up onto the table,
saying, "This card is
commonly referred to as 'the bullet'." Close
up the spread and obtain a little finger break below the three face
2. You now perform Marlo's ATFUS. Bring the right hand over the pack
and grip the three face cards from above in Biddle position.
Place the left thumb
on the upper Joker and drag it onto the face of the pack, at the same
time the right hand moves to the right removing the lower Joker with
the extra card concealed behind it.
The right hand
continues towards the table and slides the double card below the face
up Ace and flips it face down. The face down Ace is now picked up
square below the double and the small packet is brought back to the
pack. You now apparently pick up the other Joker from the face of the
pack below the right hand cards, in fact the right hand releases two
cards and carries away the upper single Joker (apparently the three
card sandwich) and places it into the right trousers pocket.
Turn.the Joker face
inwards as you place it into the pocket.
3. Hold the pack in readiness for an overhand shuffle and pull inwards
on the bottom THREE cards with the right thumb, then carry out the
overhand shuffle, throwing the last three cards on top as a block.
Spread the pack face down between your hands and ask someone to touch
a card near the middle. As soon as he does so, flip the card face up
leaving it in its position in the spread. Close up the spread and
retain a break ABOVE the face up selection.
Immediately carry out
a Cover Pass below the top card as you ask, "Remember
Next obtain a break
below the top two cards of the pack and palm them into the right hand,
this is done as you continue saying,
"Well, the bullet will now fly out of my pocket from between the
Jokers and straight into the pack right next to your card."
4. Reach into your trousers pocket and add the two palmed cards to the
single card already there then bring out all three cards Jokers
upwards. Appear puzzled that the Ace is still there. Finally spread
the pack to reveal the face up Ace in the middle, and conclude by
showing the selection now between the jokers.