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The Origins of Wonder

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-====== Thought-of Card Forced in a Fan by Glance ====== 
-The idea of having a card thought of by briefly displaying the face of a fanned deck for its mental selection is described in William Hooper's //[[|Rational Recreations Vol. 4]]//, 1782, p. 243. The force card is more widely exposed in the center of the fan, so that it is the only card, aside from that on the face, that can be identified. A court card was recommended, both because such cards are more striking and because the design was more easily identified in early decks without indices.