Effect: A participant, Jill, choses a “spelling word” from among a set created by the performer’s grandmother when he was a child. While Jill concentrates on the word, the performer removes one of several items (part of an old fashioned music box) from his grandmother’s keepsake box, that he senses relates directly to the thought of word, and places it on Jill’s hand. But when Jill opens her eyes, she announces that the music box piece has nothing to do with the word. Finally, the word is revealed and the music box’s tune matches perfectly.
The following performance uses the gimmicked letter cards: