Make three more ranks as before. Ask the party again in which
rank the card is, and take them up, placing the rank in which the
card is between the two others. Operate in like manner a third
time, and the card thought of will infallibly be the THIRD of the
rank named by the party.
Observe, however, you must not form each rank with five
consecutive cards; but you must place the cards one by one,
placing one successively in each rank; thus, one at the top on
the left of the first rank, one below that first for the second
rank, one below the second for the third rank, then one in the
first, one in the second, one in the third, and so on.
This trick, which is very easy, always produces a great effect.
It only requires a little attention, and it can never fail unless
you make a mistake in arranging the cards, which, however, is too
simple to admit of error.