Also in Clayton Rawson's book "How to entertain children with magic you can do."
There is no particular "sting" in my forehead routine. As described in my philosophy of "defensive resentment" I try to avoid this at all costs.
It looks like I keep getting it wrong. No sting in that.
There is one more trick that can be done on stage.It has not yet been mentioned. I cannot bring myself to name it.
I want it all to myself. It is so valuable and is always a closing trick. Nothing can follow it.
I underestimated this trick in the same way I was reluctant to learn the 6 card repeat. I once did a card act at a magical society function and someone came up to me afterwards and said "have you ever considered performing ...............
I said "no. I don't like it. It seems a bit slow and ponderous"
A very famous magician that you have all heard of said to the fellow "oh no! That is not a trick for the likes of us professionals. It is too complicated, slow and will bore the audience easily"
I felt vindicated but got very suspicious years later when I found out that he did this trick all the time himself. He obviously didn't want others to be doing it. Then one day another magician told me about this trick being a sensational item.
It is. It is a card trick that is not too well known but is a killer. I cannot tell you. My big mouth wants to but I just can't.
Let us see if you can figure it out. If you guess it right I will tell you. If you guess it wrong I will also tell you.
This is such a wonderful item that you should have to work to ferret it out. You will appreciate it more then.
Mark Lewis www.marklewisentertainment.com