For a precursor to this Stewart James trick, see William Larsen and T. Page Wright's “A Novelty Spelling Mystery”, published as a two-page manuscript, noted as “A Larsen and Wright Gold Seal Trick, Genii Bonus Number One.” This was inserted loose into Genii, Vol. 4 No. 8, Apr. 1940, n.p. It was later reprinted in Genii, Vol. 26 No. 9, May 1962, p. 353; also in Page Wright's Manuscript, 1991 (written c. 1929), p. 223. Stewart James acknowledged this trick as the inspiration for his “Further Than That,” which appeared in The Jinx, No. 134, Apr. 1941, p. 765 (see Stewart James In Print 1989, p. 275).