The performer displays four colored discs, or "checkers". Each disc has a hole in the center. Three of the checkers are the same size and colored red, blue and green. The fourth checker is larger than the others and painted black and gold.
Also displayed is a length of golden - colored rope. Before the trick begins, all the checkers and the rope may be minutely examined. The largest checker is threaded onto the rope. The other three, smaller checkers are threaded over both ends of the ropes and the ends of the rope are tied into a loop with a legitimate knot.
Obviously, it is impossible to remove the smaller checkers, since the rope is knotted at one end and the large checker at the other end prevents the small checkers from escaping.
The rope is hung over a spectator's neck so that the checkers hang behind their back. At any time, and INSTANTLY....the performer reaches behind the spectator's back and brings all three small checkers into view....having apparently penetrated the rope !
OR...one, two or all three of the checker colors may be named individually by the audience and that (or those) selected checkers are brought forth. AND WITH NO FUNNY MOVES, THE ROPE AND ALL CHECKERS ARE PASSED FOR CAREFUL EXAMINATION! THE KNOT IS STILL INTACT AND THE LARGE CHECKER IS STILL IN IT'S ORIGINAL POSITION!
Unlike the original U.F. Grant model, this version uses checkers which are slightly smaller (approximately 1 ½ inches in diameter). This allows all of the props to be easily carried in a coat pocket, purse, etc., ready to perform at a moment's notice. Yet, the rope and checkers are easily seen from a great distance....making this version perfect for close-up, walk-around, parlor or stage work. And remember.....all of the checkers and the rope may be minutely examined....there is nothing added or taken away....no threads, no magnets, no split checkers, etc. It's all in the handling, which is diabolically clever.
A puzzling and unusual routine which involves audience participation and with unlimited presentation possibilities. Brand new and complete with all necessary props and detailed, printed instructions.