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The Origins of Wonder

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 Some years later, Gene Finnell independently reinvented the principle and applied it to a spelling location, "​Spelling the Aces", which he sold in 1967 as a one-trick manuscript. He quickly followed this up by publishing several more applications in a booklet titled //Gene Finnell'​s Free Cut Principle// (also 1967). Some years later, Gene Finnell independently reinvented the principle and applied it to a spelling location, "​Spelling the Aces", which he sold in 1967 as a one-trick manuscript. He quickly followed this up by publishing several more applications in a booklet titled //Gene Finnell'​s Free Cut Principle// (also 1967).
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 +**One-Cut Placement**
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 +A related principle can be used for the placement of a single card. In essence, instead of placing one packet, the bottom card of which would be the selection, on top of a tabled pile, the spectator gives the cut-off packet a free cut first, and its new bottom card becomes the selection. This portion is placed onto the tabled pile and sometimes is followed by a remaining portion. The honest cut clouds the fact that the position of the selection from the bottom of the tabled pile is a constant. This strategy was employed by Richard Himber in his "​Sensational Telephone Trick: 'No Questions Asked'",​ a telephone card-divination,​ which Himber marketed in 1950 as an instruction sheet, and later contributed to Max Andrews'​s //​[[https://​askalexander.org/​display/​7880/​Andrew+s+Magic+Magazine+Vol+01/​68|Magic Magazine]]//,​ Vol. 1, June 1952, p. 67. It was later popularized by Ed Marlo, who used it in his "​Nouveau 21-Card-Trick"​ in //​[[https://​askalexander.org/​display/​11189/​Marlo+Without+Tears/​152|Marlo Without Tears]]//, 1983, p. 146.