Al Mann – Codex-X
A treasure house of miracles!
- Effect 1 – Performer gives out a sealed envelope which contains a prediction. The envelope is ungimmicked and contains only one straight plain language prediction. Performer then has anyone in the audience choose a book from a shelf of books which contains a number of books by different authors and titles. The spectator chooses only one book!( he does not choose 5 books and lays down 3, for example.) Performer calls attention to the other books on the shelf and the fact that they are of different titles and authors. May be as many as 9 books! Spectator is next instructed to open the book secretly to any page and to choose any paragraph. Performer without knowing to what page the spectator has opened the book, tells him what he is reading, word for word and the entire paragraph! For the climax, the prediction envelope is opened and the prediction read. It predicted the title and author of the book plus one of the words chosen by the spectator! The prediction may be printed in a newspaper weeks before! Gentlemen, the book that the spectator chooses can be read through by anyone and nothing found amiss. The book may be one written by a famous person dealing in phlosophy! There are no 2 pages alike in the main text of the book. There are no pictures or photos in the book. Just text. Cards, dice orcounters are not used. Only the books are used. The spectator does not write anything down and does not have to talk. This is a one-man effect. It can be done at any time without previous or pre-show preparation. The performer does not know to what page the book has been opened yet he can tell what is being read, word for word! Uncanny!
- Effect 2 – Spectator takes a book into another room and secretly opens it to any page and says absolutely nothing, just chooses any paragraph or chapter and the performer tells him what he is reading without knowing the page turned to! The effect can be done over the telephone from another city!
- Effect 3 – Three persons are each given one of three books. They secretly and indivually choose a page and choose a word and do not write the page down or tell anyone what page each has indivually chosen. Performer reveals all 3 words. There are no short or crimped pages in the book. Spectator has an absolute free choice of any page!
- Effect 4 – Spectator is given a free choice of one of three books and has a free choice of any page in the book. Performer predicts the word chosen in a sealed envelope!
Excellent for stage or private office. The purchaser will recieve 3 books professionally bound in buckram cloth with gold lettering, plus one book of instructions. Only a limited number of sets have been printed. Each book will be seal-stamped, numbered and signed.