Saturday, March 01, 2008


EFFECT: A five dollar bill is borrowed from one of one of the customers. You have a one dollar bill in your hands. Select one of the people in the bar to assist you in the trick, then re-quest the loan of a five dollar bill. Place the five, folded in the right hand and the one dollar bill in the left hand of your assistant; clap your hands and PRESTO! The bills have changed places.

THE HOW: This is a professional trick and should be studied carefully. People will talk about it for days after. The operations involved are very simple and anybody can do it. First, you need the corner of a five dollar bill; you may secure this at a coin collector’s, dealer, or at the bank where you do business with. The dollar bill you use for the trick should be fairly new. (If a new bill is folded and held in your hands for a few seconds, it will unfold itself upon opening your hand.) Trim the ovalcontaining the number five on the bill’s corner so it will match the oval in the one dollar bill; treat both, the five dollar corner and the oval in the one dollar bill with rubber cement and glue the five piece upon the ONE corner. Clean the edges of the superimposed corner neatly and you are ready to start the trick. You have now, a ONE dollar bill with a number one on three corners and a number FIVE in one of the corners. Once you know the working of this trick it will be very easy to perform, at any time. Fold the faked bill lengthwise first, then in half, then in quarters; having of course, the corner with the faked five upper-most. To all appearances, as you place it on the man’s palm it looks like a FIVE dollar bill.

The mechanics of the trick are simplicity itself.
1 - At the beginning of the trick, when you ask for the five dollar bill, you are holding your bill with your thumb or the rip of one of your fingers on the top of the faked number FIVE. People will swear you are holding a ONE dollar bill at your finger tips. If you study the illustration you will notice that the index finger of the right hand is covering the faked number.
2 - When you fold the bill, lengthwise; you do it toward you, bringing the faked corner behind the bill.
3 - Next, you fold the bill once more, making quarters. Faked FIVE still behind.
4 - Folding the bill in eighth. Still faked FIVE behind the bill.

The real five dollar bill goes through the same operations. Both folded bills are placed in the right hand, at finger tips. The faked bill should be under your thumb, the real FIVE dollar bill right under it. The faked FIVE corner should be uppermost. All you have to do to perform the trick is: reach with your left hand and take the faked bill and place it on the assistants hand with the faked FIVE up and ask him to close his hand in a fist while you cover the number on the real bill with the fingers of your left hand,depositing it on his other hand. When he opens his hand again, take the faked bill quickly, covering the corner where the FIVE is and show the rest of the bill. To everyone you are holding a ONE dollar bill in your hands. Let the assistant unfold the real FIVE. The trick is done.

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