A NOVEL, EGYPTIAN-THEMED DOUBLE PREDICTION
The performer opens an ornate box which contains four sets of small wooden tablets, each of which is housed individually in slots, and another smaller, curious-looking decorated box or cover. He then removes the smaller box and places it on the table. Next he removes the four sets of tablets and places them face down on the table in front of a spectator who is then asked to select one of these sets. After the spectator has made his selection, the performer turns the remaining three sets face up to reveal that each of these sets is actually a miniature puzzle, made up of four equal quarters. Each individual puzzle features a different, Egyptian-themed picture.
While the performer is piecing together the other three puzzles, he asks the spectator to turn his puzzle face up and then assemble the pieces correctly to make a complete picture. The performer then requests the spectator to remove any one of the four quarters that have made up his (the spectator’s) completed puzzle. After doing so, the spectator can be given an opportunity to change his selection for one of the other pieces in his puzzle.
The performer now draws attention to the smaller box which proves to be a wooden cover inside of which is a tray. Picking up the cover, the performer removes the tray to reveal that it contains a puzzle, one piece of which is missing. AMAZINGLY, THE PUZZLE IN THE TRAY MATCHES THE PICTURE SELECTED BY THE SPECTATOR WITH THE SAME QUARTER PIECE MISSING FROM IT!
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The large box, which measures 6 x 3.75 x 1.75 inches (approx.), features a geometric, pyramid-style design on its lid and is lined with green velour. It is veneered in sapele and then hand-polished. The smaller box, or cover, and its tray are made in teak. The cover measures 2.5 x 1.5 inches (approx.). Complete with the Alan Warner routine involving an Egyptian Gillyman’s presentation of this effect.