A spectator, who has been invited to assist the performer, is asked to name his favourite fruit. A small, decorated teak case, with a lid on it, is then shown. The performer removes the lid to reveal the tops of five wooden tablets. When these tablets are taken out of the case and spread face up on the table, it can be seen that each one of them bears the image of a different piece of fruit. The spectator’s named favourite fruit may or may not be among the five pieces of fruit on show.
The spectator is then given a free choice of fruit. He can pick his favourite fruit, should it happen to be one of the five, or opt for one of the other four: the choice is entirely up to him.
Once a specific piece of fruit has been chosen, the performer reveals that he knew all along what the spectator’s final choice would be.
The special case, combined with two other subtleties, makes this a very easy effect to handle, allowing the performer to concentrate on presentation.
The measurements of the teak case, with its lid on, are 3.5 inches x 2.75 inches. The wooden tablets measure 3.25 inches x 2 inches.