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Focus Description:

The focus finger burns without causing harm.

Focus secret:

To demonstrate the focus, you need a flesh-colored cap on the upper phalanx of the index finger. It can be made from bone or other suitable material. On one side, at the base of the cap, there is a tiny movable wheel with flint from a lighter (Fig. a).

Focus Fireproof Finger

Such a cap on the finger will be completely invisible. The incendiary device, of course, should be on the opposite side from the audience.

Lightly moisten the outside of the cap with clean gasoline before showing the focus. If we now stretch the index finger up, while imperceptibly spinning the wheel with the thumb, then the gasoline will ignite and the audience will see a "fireproof" finger (Fig. b).

To put out the fire, you should either blow it out or close it with a handkerchief, and along with the handkerchief, get rid of the cap.

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