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Four Robbers Trick

This was a favorite effect of the early conjuring world, cropping up again and again over the centuries. In the Winter, 2013 issue of Gibecière (Vol. 8, No. 1), footnote #9 said the following:

“The Four Robbers” trick appeared in Robert Greene's A notable discovery of coosnage, London, 1591.