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Focus Description:

There are three identical tea glasses on the performer's illusion table, one-third of each of them is filled with colored beads: in the first - red, in the second - blue and in the third - white. Beads are a purely feminine adornment, so the performer turns to women sitting in the auditorium and asks them to name which color they like best. One of the women calls red, and the other - white. The performer takes glasses with red and white beads and pours them together into one glass. Then, covering the glass with beads with an empty glass, mix them thoroughly. Spectators see how red and white beads are mixed up in a glass. Then the performer covers both glasses with a napkin, continuing to shake them like a rattle. Then he puts the glasses on the table. And then, separating them from each other, removes the napkin. The beads, as if by magic, were distributed among the colors and each filled its own glass.

Now in one hand of the performer there is a glass with red beads, and in the other - with blue beads. The performer does the same by mixing the blue beads with the red ones. Again, the beads are thoroughly mixed in glasses overturned on top of each other. But as soon as the performer puts them on the table for a second and closes them with a napkin, the beads are again distributed by color: red in one glass, blue in another.

Finally, the performer takes a glass with white beads and pours them into a glass with blue ones. After mixing the beads, he pours them into a glass with red beads. And, tipping an empty glass on it, mixes it thoroughly. Then the performer puts glasses overturned on top of each other with a motley mixture of beads on the table and covers them with a napkin. A moment - and the napkin is removed. The glasses are next to each other. Red beads are selected in one glass, and blue and white - in another. Painstaking, at least 30-40-minute work, the performer did in a second, and in a completely incomprehensible way.

Focus secret:

The secret of the focus is extremely simple. He is in a glass with red beads. But first of all, you need to prepare the props necessary for the trick. You will need three identical tea glasses. Then three colors of beads in a scattering, in equal quantities. White beads are placed in one glass, blue beads in the other. The beads should occupy one third of the glass. To the secret glass with red beads, the second bottom is cut out of thin plexiglass. Red beads are strung on the thinnest fishing line and placed on a secret bottom so that they look like a randomly folded heap. The fishing line should not be stretched, then the beads will lie freely in any position and cannot be distinguished from the scattering. Now it remains to tie this bunch of beads crosswise with a fishing line, bring the ends of the fishing line out from the back of the bottom and tie it tightly in a knot.

This bottom must be inserted deep into the glass so that it is free, but firmly and securely fixed in it. Naturally, the secret bottom is inserted with knots of fishing line down, and the platform with tied beads remains on top (Fig. 5).

Focus Obedient beads
Fig. 5

When the secret bottom sits firmly on the bottom of the glass, the beads will take their place in the depth and will look exactly the same as the blue and white beads in the first two. The secret glass with red beads is placed next to the other two on the illusion table. It remains only to put an ordinary napkin to them, and you can start demonstrating the trick.

So, the performer addresses the audience. Women vied with each other to name the colors of the beads they liked. Since tastes are different, they will probably name all three colors. And the performer will calmly do what he needs in the course of the focus. He will take blue beads (or white ones) and pour them into a secret glass with red beads. Having knocked over an empty glass on him and having connected their edges, he will take both glasses in this position and knock them over several times. At the same time, blue beads will slip between red ones into free gaps and create the impression of a motley mixture.

To separate the blue beads from the red ones, the performer covers the glasses with a napkin; the empty glass should be at the bottom, and the secret beaded glass should be at the top. Blue beads will instantly slip into an empty glass. The performer, pretending to interfere with them, actually makes such movements that the free blue beads all fall into his glass.

The same thing happens when, at the end of the trick demonstration, the performer pours beads of all three colors into one glass.

You can alternately pour white, then blue into a secret glass with red beads. And you can first combine blue and white in one glass, mix them thoroughly in front of the audience, then pour this motley mixture into a secret glass with red. It seems to me that the latter option is more effective. Mixing them all together, covering the secret glass with beads with an empty glass, this "pipe" of two glasses is closed with a napkin, turning at the same time so that the empty glass is the bottom one. And then everything goes very simply.

Author: Akopyan A.A.

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