The performer offers to demonstrate a "magic spell", using a set of four
cards. Three of the cards have letters on their faces; the fourth card has a
contrasting back, and its face remains unshown for the time being.
letters are arranged to spell the word "POT". The
fourth card is turned face-up, and on it is seen a picture of a teapot, to match
"Now for the magic," says the magician. "I'll make the cards
into a completely different word. " The letters are rearranged, to spell
"TOP". This doesn't seem very impressive -- until the
picture card is turned over, and found to now have a top printed on its
The magic is taken a step further: the magician snaps the back of
the card, and a real top, made of solid wood, impossibly drops out into the
spectator's hands (table). As a final bit of mystery, the picture card is turned
over one last time -- and it now has only the outline of a top on its
*Come with full instructions, specially printed
cards, and a real top(made of solid wood).