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The Origins of Wonder

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-Two approaches to forcing ​a card in a row of four cards, ​using a roll of a die as the selection ​method, was described in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​16752/​Stanyon+s+Magic+Vol+13+No+01/​4|Magic]]//,​ Vol. 13 No. 1, Oct. 1912, p. 4. Both approaches forced ​the position using the ambiguity of starting ​the count from either end of the row.+Using the roll of die in tandem with an ambiguous starting point, it is possible to force one card out of many in a row. This was described by Anstro as "A Novel Finish to an Off-Hand Trick" in //​[[https://​askalexander.org/​display/​38174/​The+Sphinx/​11|The Sphinx]]//, Vol. 9 No. 3, May 1910, p. 63. Anstro used four cards, ​four possible counting procedures, and the method ​wouldn'​t work if the spectator rolled a four or a one. 
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 +Two simplified approaches to this idea were described in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​16752/​Stanyon+s+Magic+Vol+13+No+01/​4|Magic]]//,​ Vol. 13 No. 1, Oct. 1912, p. 4. Like Anstro'​s method, these used four cards and wouldn'​t work if the die landed on a four or one, but the procedures were greatly simplified by placing ​the force card in the second position ​of the row instead of the first.
  
 The ploy of asking for a number //between// one and four to choose one of four packets or cards, then counting from either the left or right end to arrive at the desired packet, is described by Stanley Collins in his "Omega Ace Experiment"​ in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​20224/​Original+Magical+Creations/​27|Original Magical Creations]]//,​ c. 1915, p. 28, and may be original with him. The ploy of asking for a number //between// one and four to choose one of four packets or cards, then counting from either the left or right end to arrive at the desired packet, is described by Stanley Collins in his "Omega Ace Experiment"​ in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​20224/​Original+Magical+Creations/​27|Original Magical Creations]]//,​ c. 1915, p. 28, and may be original with him.