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The Origins of Wonder

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 ======Potsherd or Sugar Cube Trick====== ======Potsherd or Sugar Cube Trick======
  
-An early form of this trick produced the effect of passing ​three short chalk-strokes drawn on a tabletop, door or panel through the wood and onto the performer'​s hand; see Jean-Nicolas Ponsin'​s //Nouvelle Magie blanche dévoilée//,​ 1854, p. 16 (S. H. Sharpe'​s English translation of this can be found in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​23417/​Ponsin+on+conjuring/​89|Ponsin on Conjuring]]//,​ 1937, p. 83). In India, fakers used a related method to cause a simple design drawn with charcoal on a fragment of pottery to appear mysteriously on a spectator'​s palm; see //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​38780/​The+magic+wand/​109|The Magic Wand]]//, Vol. 5 No. 5, Jan. 1915, p. 79. In the West, a similar trick is done commonly with a sugar cube. The sugar-cube variation seems to have first been suggested by Jesse A. Mueller; see "An After Dinner Trick" in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​38416/​The+Sphinx/​6|The Sphinx]]//, Vol. 16 No. 5, July 1917, p. 86.+An early form of this trick produced the effect of passing short chalk-strokes drawn on a tabletop, door or panel through the wood and onto the performer'​s hand; see Richard Neve's //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​10637/​Merry+Companion+or+Delights+for+the+Ingenious/​101|Merry Companion]]//,​ 1716, "To Strike a Chalk thro' a Table",​ p. 84; and Jean-Nicolas Ponsin'​s //Nouvelle Magie blanche dévoilée//,​ 1854, p. 16 (S. H. Sharpe'​s English translation of this can be found in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​23417/​Ponsin+on+conjuring/​89|Ponsin on Conjuring]]//,​ 1937, p. 83). 
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 +In India, fakers used a related method to cause a simple design drawn with charcoal on a fragment of pottery to appear mysteriously on a spectator'​s palm; see //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​38780/​The+magic+wand/​109|The Magic Wand]]//, Vol. 5 No. 5, Jan. 1915, p. 79. In the West, a similar trick is done commonly with a sugar cube. The sugar-cube variation seems to have first been suggested by Jesse A. Mueller; see "An After Dinner Trick" in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​38416/​The+Sphinx/​6|The Sphinx]]//, Vol. 16 No. 5, July 1917, p. 86.
  
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