Hugo Pepper (Far-Flung Adventures, Book 3) by Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell

By Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell

Initially released 2006 in nice Britain with Doubleday

A brilliantly creative, fabulously illustrated addition to the a long way- Flung Adventures sequence from the award-winning, bestselling writer and
illustrator group Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell. Set within the related international because the Fergus Crane and Corby Flood stories, this is often the story of a small boy, Hugo Pepper, and his impressive exploits. Raised within the Frozen North by way of reindeer herders, his mom and dad eaten by means of polar bears while he used to be only a child, Hugo discovers that the sled they arrived in has a really unique compass—one that may be set to "Home." And so Hugo arrives in Firefly Square—to find a staff of very distinct neighbors, and a dastardly enemy. With three-toed snowmen, a mystery buried treasure, and a bunch of remarkable tales, it is a brilliant new story during this series.

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We shall now describe a novel flourish which we are confident will be appreciated by the conjuring effect being as if the fraternity. Second Method — This the flourish just described. is more effective if anything than The cards are held in exactly the same manner, but the position of the hand is different. Instead of the pack being held so that the bottom card faces the floor, as in method, the right wrist is turned slightly so that the pack is parallel with the floor. The left hand is held palm upward, and the lower side of the pack is allowed just the first right side of the extended fingers of the left.

He now requests the audience to select one of the packets, forcing the ordinary packet by familiar "your right or my left" equivoque. means of the A spectator number of cards up to ten from the selected packet and places them on the other packet, the performer turning his back while this is done. The two packets are now placed totakes any on which the transposed cards were placed is uppermost. Now, no matter how many cards were placed upon the arranged packet, the fourteenth card from the top will always give the correct number, so that in dealing off the cards the performer must not lose sight of the fourteenth card.

Deal off about twenty cards, throwing them carelessly on the table, but allowing the fourteenth card to be a trifle more exposed than the others. This will facilitate the choice of the card. If the twenty cards are properly arranged the chances are gether, taking care that the packet greatly in favor of the fourteenth card being first time. drawn the very If this happens, then, of course, the trick is ended, and all that remains is for the performer to ask how many cards were transposed, and to request the spectator to turn over the chosen card.

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