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             Elevating Card

Effect:
The top card of the deck is turned face up to the audience.
The card is once again turned face down and removed from the deck.
The magician now places this card into the middle of the deck and then squares the deck
The magician clicks his fingers and the card returns immediately to the top of the deck.


Preparation:
You will need a deck of cards.


Method:
This trick uses the principle of the double lift
When showing the top card actually perform a double lift and show the card that was really second from the top of the pack.
Then remove the actual top card and place it into the middle of the deck.
The already shown card is still on the top of the deck and can be revealed in any way that the magician wishes.
Make sure that the double lift is clean and bend the cards slightly to ensure that they stay together as one.