A COIN TRICK

Would you like to see some magic?” I said, gazing at them through my eyebrows. They looked at each other in wonder.

“I guess,” one of them said.

I took a silver dollar between the thumb and forefinger of my left hand, and passed it into my right, closing it into a fist.

“Which hand do you think it’s in?” I asked them.

“Your right,” they said.

I opened my right hand—the coin was gone! They looked to my left hand, still clenched into a fist.

“The thing is,” I whispered, “it’s not in my left hand either.”

Rapt silence.

“Can we see?” they asked.

“Why, cause you wanna marry it?” I said, before putting the hand into my pocket.

They rolled their eyes and walked off, completely bewildered.

THE SECRET: The coin was in my left hand the whole time!

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