The magician displays a wooden tray
containing four metal cards red, blue, green, and yellow. He also shows a wooden
frame. Clipped to the frame are four clothespins colored to match the cards.
Hanging from each clothespin is a matching ribbon. The magician asks a spectator
to select one of the cards from the tray while he turns his back. The magician
(still turned around) asks the spectator to replace the card in the tray.
Now the magician turns and points to
the tray and asks the spectator to think of the card that he selected. The
magician picks up the frame and holds it in front of him as he concentrates on
the spectator's selection; suddenly one of the clothespins flies straight up
into the air with the ribbon flowing beautifully behind. Of course it is the
clothespin that matches the spectator's selection.