The Buntline Special (Weird West Tales, Book 1) by Mike Resnick

By Mike Resnick

Welcome to a West like you've by no means obvious ahead of, the place electrical lighting shine down at the streets of Tombstone, whereas horseless stagecoaches hold passengers from side to side, and the place demise isn't any trouble to the item That used to be Johnny Ringo. imagine you recognize the tale of the O.K. Corral? reassess, as five-time Hugo winner Mike Resnick takes on his first steampunk western story, and the West is not really an analogous.

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Try the tricks on friends or family. Don't be dis­ couraged if a trick doesn't go over well the first time you do it. It seldom will. Practice is required, not just in the way you handle the props but in the way you handle the audience. It will all come with time and experience­ and the look of amazement on the spectator's face is what makes it all worthwhile. THE HAND IS SMARTER THAN THE EYE 0 39 Closeup Magiu B asically, any magic that is performed at close , quarters is closeup magic. '" e'll use the term in this chapter to include after-dinner tricks, impromptu tricks with borrowed objects, and tricks suit­ able as icebreakers at parties, In the last several years the closeup field has grown immensely.

The right hand removes the tray from the box and dumps the six matches out in front of the spectator. It is important to note that the left thumb and forefinger still pinch the hidden penny, keeping it in place. The right hand then slides the tray back into the box so the situation is once again as depicted in figure 13 - the hidden penny is once again wedged between the tray and the cover of the matchbox (although the tray is now empty of ma tchsticks). The whole idea here THE MAGIC BOOK I) 28 is that you have casually shown the matchbox to be empty without calling specific attention to this fact.

Act pleased. After a moment, stop twirling so the hands are again as indicated in figure 40, left hand over the right hand. Close the left forefinger against the left thum band sim ultaneousl y close the right forefinger against the right thumb. The result is shown in fig­ ure 41. Bring the hands together as shown in figure 42. Unknown to the audience, the right forefinger touches the left thumb, and the left forefinger touches the right thumb. It seems a small point, but it is the key to success.

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