Conjuring Credits

The Origins of Wonder

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-====== Capping the Deck ====== 
-Capping the deck is used on the gaming tables, so it might have been a cheating technique before coming to use in conjuring. It was published with cards hiding underneath a book, and then dropping that book on a tabled packet to secretly add the cards in Ellis Stanyon'​s //​[[http://​​display/​16753/​Stanyon+s+Magic+Vol+13+No+02/​4|Magic]]//,​ Vol. 13 No. 2, Nov. 1912, p. 12. The use of a card box for the load was used by a magician going by the name of "​X"​ to force a card in //​[[http://​​display/​10699/​The+magician+monthly/​125|The Magician Monthly]]//,​ Vol. 20 No. 8, July 1924, p. 95. Walter B. Gibson later introduced a more natural, motivated built-in context by using a prediction in an envelope (with the force card hidden beneath the envelope) in his "A Spirit Card Trick" from //​[[http://​​display/​17743/​Practical+Card+Tricks+Series/​43|Two Dozen Effective Practical Card Tricks]]//, 1927, p. 30.