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The Enchanted Pin

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Sonic tricka in " Parlor Magie " printed in juvenile publieations are very amusing, as wol 1 as very Himple, "The Enchanted l'in," for instance. To perforan this trille you take a coniuion bratts pin, such as a iii:in sometimes uses to fasten bis cliirt-col lar when a rear button fijes oif. To satisfy your audience that the piu doesn't contain a false bottom, let them have it in tlieir hands to inspect. This will convince them that there is no deception about it. Now, bend the pin intwo places - first, about onethird from the head, and seoond, the saine distanco from thepoint, so that the business end.will project upward. Again ehow the pin to your uudionce, in order to satisfy them that it is the same pin, ooly bent - bent on luischief. Now, place tbc pin on a hard-bottomed chair, and, wben a late viator ntern, invite lijm to sit on the ehair. 'J'he effect will be magical. Ifthe ceiling is not more thau teu feet from the floor, the probabilitics are that the man will makc a dent in it. This innocent little trick never finís to amuse an audience, and if such amusement received more encouragement in the domestic circle there would be fower poems written, asking " Where is my boy to-night? "-


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Ann Arbor Courier