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The Juggler's Oracle


The Juggler's Oracle

THE JUGGLER’S ORACLE. LEGERDEMAIN, OR SLEIGHT-OF-HAND, Is an art whereby a person seems to work wonderful, incredible, and almost impossible feats. There is no supernatural or infernal agency in the case; for every trick is performed by nimbleness, agility, and effrontery. _The Operator._ The Operator, or Conjurer, should be a person of bold and undaunted resolution, so as to set a good face upon the matter, in case of the occurrence of any mistake whereby a discovery of the nature of the trick in hand may take place by one of the spectators. He ought to have a great variety of strange terms and high-sounding words at command, so as to grace his actions, amaze the beholders, and draw their attention from the more minute operations. He ought likewise to use such gestures of body as may help to draw off the attention of the spectators from a strict scrutiny of his actions. In showing feats and juggling with cards, the principal point consists in the shuffling them nimbly, and always keeping one card either at the bottom or in some known place of the pack, four or five cards from it; hereby you will seem to work wonders, for it will be easy for you to see one card, which, though you be perceived to do it, will not be suspected, if you shuffle them well afterwards; and this caution I must give you, that, in reserving the bottom card, you must always, whilst.....

  • ISBN: 9780463330623
  • Author: Jeff
  • Published: 2018-07-13 07:05:05
  • Words: 28521
The Juggler's Oracle The Juggler's Oracle