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Professor Hoffmann

The first rule to be borne in mind by the aspirant [magician] is this: “Never tell your audience beforehand what you are going to do.” If you do so, you at once give their vigilance the direction which it is most necessary to avoid, and increase tenfold the chances of detection…It follows, as a practical consequence of this first rule, that you should never perform the same trick twice on the same evening.

Professor Hoffmann, Modern Magic: A Practical Treatise on the Art of Conjuring

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July 17, 2014 at 7:30 am

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