Conjuring Credits

The Origins of Wonder

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Black Sandwich, Red Sandwich

The plot is one of having a selected card travel magically from between a pair of sandwiching black cards, like the Jacks, in one half of the deck, to appear between the red counterparts in the other half of the deck. The plot appears to be L. Vosburgh Lyons's, and appeared under the title above in The Jinx, No. 110, nd., p. 654. Milt Kort offered a simplified handling, keeping Lyons's title, in The Gen, Vol. 23 No. 3, July 1967, p. 62-63. Larry Jennings's “Visitor” in Alton Sharpe's Expert Card Mysteries, 1969, p. 53-56, is a very popular and elegant solution to the problem. Also see “The Visiting Expert” in Mike Maxwell's The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings, 1986, p. 206-210.