Unlike the previous volume, this one is composed almost entirely of effects. Any tips on technique found in this volume are taught as part of effects rather than having their own section as in the previous book.

Like the previous volume and the one that followed, this book is filled with candid photographs of The Professor at work and play. You will feel as if you are sitting with Dai at the Magic Castle while he shares the stories and experiences of his lifetime.

Originally published in 1988, this text is now available as a convenient eBook for the first time ever! It includes over 50 Vernon routines, 27 historical photographs and 177 illustrations across 245 pages.


  • Foreword – Bill Larsen
  • Introduction – Bruce Cervon
  • Author’s Introduction – Stephen Minch
  • Vernonana Historical Photography Portfolio or Rare Vernon Memorabilia – Robin Young

Chapter One: Lost and Found Department (card effects that revolve around finding a selected card)

  • The Challenge Locations
  • The Bridge
  • The Dual Crimp
  • The Scrape
  • The Wallet Punch
  • Dual to the Death
  • By Any Other Name
  • The Slap Trick

Chapter Two: The Garden of Forking Paths ( card tricks in which the final effect varies depending on choices made by the spectator)

  • Aces to Order
  • Out of Sight and Mind II
  • Four Options
  • Two-Six-Four Royale

Chapter Three: From Silks to Nuts (effects that do not involve playing cards)

  • The Tale of the Treasury-Worm
  • The Daivergent Silk
  • The Twirl Link
  • The Threadborne Link
  • The Peripatetic Walnuts

Chapter Four: Formal Exchanges (card transposition effects)

  • The Trick that Cannot be Reconstructed
  • The Loving Couple
  • Al ‘n’ Dai at the Hop
  • A Reblocking of “The Jumping Jack”
  • Out of Uniform

Chapter Five: Card Ciphers (card tricks that make use of counting or numbers)

  • The Rendezvous Force
  • Why am I Here?
  • Frisbie Saunders’ Location by the Numbers
  • Affinities
  • Packet Calculator

Chapter Six: Singular Events (effects that can’t easily be placed in other categories)

  • The Intelligent Leaper
  • Driven to the Depths
  • The Corsican Climbers
  • Punched in the Face
  • Out of Touch
  • Sans Index
  • Vernon on Edward G. Brown’s “Poker Hand Mystery”
  • Aces by Proxy
  • The Third Color
  • Tour Through the Outback
  • The Top-Stock Riffle Reverse
  • Larry Jennings’ Eidetic
  • Commanding the Colors
  • It Stands Alone
  • The Silhouette Change
  • A Face in the Night

Chapter Seven: Sorted Affairs (card tricks with pre-prepared decks)

  • A Sticky Solution
  • It’s a Snap
  • Vernon on Gilbreath
  • Nerves on Edge

Chapter Eight: New Wine from Old Bottles (previously unpublished effects by some of the magicians Vernon admired)

  • Max Malini’s Hypnotic Gaze Divination
  • Nate Leipzig’s Two-Deck Transposition
  • Leipzig on the Collins Ace Trick
  • Henry Christ’s Vanish for the Collins Ace Trick
  • Henry Christ’s Spell Detector
  • The Christ Ace Trick


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