Louis F. Haley invented this sometime
in the 1920's and Floyd Thayer was quick to produce it and put it
into his catalog. Thayer sent you a realistic orange and
apple carved of wood in his version. My
"Wizard-Touched" version brings the apple and orange to
life using the real fruit. The apple (I use a green apple for my
routine) is covered with a green bandana, and the orange is
covered by an orange bandana. The spectator holds one and I hold
the other. After I teach the spectator the Wizard's Transposition
spell, he reaches into his green bandana and discovers that he is
now holding the orange, while I now have the apple in mine. Both
the real apple and real orange and two unprepared bandanas may
then be used in other effects.
You will need to buy two opaque bandanas of appropriately
different colors, plus some apples and oranges. No wooden,
plastic or artificial fruit needs to be harmed in the course of
doing this effect! This is magic you can snack on!
You may adapt this effect for use with
other fruit or objects as described in the article.
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