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(fig 1) and nip this between L.H. t
& L.H.1, ^[Lathing?] passing the free part running to. b
between LH. 1 & 2;
and let there be no slack between the coil around the L.H. t & the
loop. (fig 2.) The part hanging from
the ro base of the thumb is a and
that from the loop is b. With R.H.
t & 1 take the end a & bring it
across to R in front of between b (which
hangs down) and the chest, and make pretence
to thread a through the loop. In-
stead of doing so, pull on the part
a at d close to the base of L t,
drawing it horizontally to the R
between L.H. t & 1. It will slip
up between the parts of the loop
at c (fig 1) & the loop will ap-
pear to have been threaded (fig 2.)
(B.) As described the trick is not
very striking, because the spectator
expects you to do an easy thing, &
this appears to be done. To make it

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