Im trying to identify the original source of a self-working card trick my wife remembers doing herself as a child in the late fifties or early sixties. As far as she can remember, the trick involves 16 cards: Aces, Kings, Queens, and Jacks. The effect was the cards are dealt, one each into four mixed piles, but ultimately end up grouped together by rank.
The patter was along the lines of The four queens were visited by their four lovers, the four Jacks, but the four kings discovered them together and created such a ruckus that the police (four aces) were called to settle the disturbance.
At this point my wife does not remember the exact wrap-up or even the actual effect for certain. Is there anyone out there familiar with this trick? Can anyone point me to the original source for it? I have a modest library of magic books, mostly the standards, if it might be found in one of them.