Cool Card Tricks Revealed - THE QUEEN DIGGING FOR DIAMONDS

Select from a pack the aces, kings, queens, and knaves, together with four common cards of each suit. Lay down the four queens in a row, and say,
“Here are four queens going to dig for diamonds.
(Lay a common diamond over each queen.)
They each took a spade with them (place a common spade on each diamond) and dug until they were nearly tired.
Their four kings, thinking that they might be attacked by robbers, sent four soldiers to keep guard.
(Lay an ace on each spade.)
Evening came, and the queens had not returned, so the kings, fearing that they might have come to harm, became uneasy and set off themselves.
(Place a king on each ace.)
They were only just in time, for as they came along, they met their queens being carried off by four villains (lay a knave on each king), who, although only armed with clubs (place a common club on each knave), had overpowered the guards and driven them off.
But the four kings, being possessed of bold hearts (lay a common heart over each king), soon vanquished the villains, and bound them.”
Gather up the cards, place the heaps upon each other and direct some one to cut them.
Have them cut four or five times, and continue to do so until a common heart appears at the bottom.
Then continue the tale, and say,
“The party then returned home in the following order. First the queen (lay down the top card) with the diamonds which she had found (lay down the second card, which will be a diamond) in one hand, and her spade (the third card will be a spade) in the other, &c. &c.”
You continue dealing out the cards in that manner, and it will be found that they will be in precisely the same order as when they were taken up.

Excerpt from the book:
EVERY BOY’S BOOK: A COMPLETE ENCYCLOPÆDIA OF SPORTS AND AMUSEMENTS.
EDITED BY EDMUND ROUTLEDGE.
With more than Six Hundred Illustrations
FROM ORIGINAL DESIGNS.
LONDON: GEORGE ROUTLEDGE AND SONS,
THE BROADWAY, LUDGATE.
NEW YORK: 416, BROOME STREET.
1869.
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