Houdini's Paper Magic: The Whole Art of Paper Tricks, by Harry Houdini

By Harry Houdini

Is it precise magician by no means unearths his secrets and techniques? during this infrequent 1922 gem, grasp illusionist Harry Houdini would possibly not clarify tips on how to make an elephant disappear or the way to practice very good acts of get away, yet he does disclose dozens of excellent sleight-of-hand methods and puzzles an individual can do with paper.

Divided into 4 parts—paper tips, paper folding, paper tearing, and paper puzzles—Houdini's Paper Magic is an obtainable and easy-to-follow consultant to all types of tips with paper. as well as magic like "The touring Paper Balls" and "The Spirit Communication," Houdini delves into conventional origami similar to "The jap Bird" and "The Bullfrog." He additionally exhibits how paper—torn conscientiously and properly—can produce based and complicated constructions resembling a ladder, a trellis, and a fir tree. ultimately, he deals a few paper puzzles that may problem the mind.

Houdini's Paper Magic is an excellent glimpse again into the historical past of the artwork of magic and crucial for an individual attracted to studying tips and strategies from one among magic's maximum conjurers.

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You get to within about twenty metres of the source of the firing, then see a man calmly step out with a rocket launcher! Make a Luck roll. If you succeed, go to 123; if you tail, go to 189. 130 A police sniper deals with the driver of the vehicle, but the skirmish on the bridge needs your attention. Now go to 129. 110 11l 131 You shake your head, then she relaxes a little and puts the gun down on the table. 'Sit down. I'll get you a drink. Why do you want to contact the others. I'm under strict instructions not to contact them at the moment.

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