To really appreciate this effect we are giving you the entire patter along with the performer’s actions so you can fully understand what this effect is all about. It’s a really wonderful paper tearing routine that’s a lot of fun to perform. It starts out with the magician saying the following:
“I was standing outside a fish store the other day waiting for a street car, when a clerk came out of the store with this sign in his hand. I guess he was going to put the sign up in the window, because the sign looked just like this one and it read FRESH FISH SOLD HERE TODAY.”
The magician holds up the Fresh Fish paper for the audience to see.
“I thought I would have some fun so I went up to him and said. Don’t you know that this sign is absolutely unnecessary” When he said, No, I offered to analyze it, take it apart, so to speak.”
“Why just look at this last word, TODAY.” I said, “everyone walking by realizes that you are selling fish today and not yesterday or next week. This word is not needed.”
The magician tears off the word TODAY and keeps it in his other empty hand. The patter story continues.
“And now this word, HERE. I am sure everyone with the least bit of sense knows that you are selling fish in this store and not in the next block or around the corner.”
Magician tears off the word HERE and places it will the torn off word TODAY. The story continues.
“The word SOLD is equally unnecessary since it is common practice to sell fish in fish stores and not rent or give them away.”
The magician tears off the SOLD word and places it with the other two torn off words. The patter continues.
“The word FISH is the most useless word of all. People passing by can look in the windows and see the fish and besides, they can smell them a block away.”
The magician tears off the FISH word and places it with the others. The story continues.
“Now we have the word FRESH left and you can see that it does not mean anything, unless you had just painted the front of the store.”
As he says this, the performer folds the torn pieces of paper into a small bundle and continues the story.
“Just then the owner of the store came out and he was certainly angry. He went over to the clerk and asked, ‘Why didn’t you put up the sign? When the clerk failed to answer the owner said, ‘Where is the sign? The cleric pointed to the pieces of paper in my hand. The owner then said, ‘You put that sign up right now or you are fired!’ ‘I did not want the poor fellow to lose his job because of my little joke. For all I know, he may have a wife and nineteen children. So, I passed my hand over the pieces of paper in this manner, and restored the sign.
The Magician shows the torn pieces of paper to be completely restored! And the ending patter goes like this.
“So the fellow kept his job and lived happily ever after.”
End of routine.
You receive enough papers to perform this effect twelve times. Comes with instructions including complete patter story.