Monday, 11 April 2011
The Elephant Trick by Jim Abrahams
The Lecture That Has Never Happened by Jim Abrahams
Page 5 et seq.
Personal Comment: The reason this trick is called Elephant trick is that it was originally designed for a kid's show. The child would name his/her favorite animal which would be drawn on the back of the top card and that animal would "find" the card. It just so happened to be that the first animal ever named was an elephant giving the trick a name. But as you can see this works greatly as an ending to an Ambitious Card giving the card out as a souvenir with the phone number of the magician. This is pretty commercial I think.