'When the poor barmaid returned [taking out the queen from your
pocket] with the wine, great was her astonishment to find the
room empty. "Lor!" she exclaimed, "why, I do declare--did you
ever!--Oh! but I'm not agoing to be sarved so. I'll catch the
rogues, all of them--that I will." And off she went after them,
as shown by placing her ON, or at any rate, AFTER the first.
'Now, to catch the three seemed impossible; but the ladies have
always smiled at impossibilities, and wonders never cease; for,
if you have the goodness to cut these cards, you will find that
she HAS caught the three rogues.'
When the cards are cut, proceed in the USUAL WAY after
cutting--NOT as required in the last trick; and taking up the
cards, you will find the queen and three knaves together, which
you take out and exhibit to the astonished audience.
Of course, one of these knaves is not one of the three first
exhibited, but the one which you slipped on your left hand at
first. There is no chance of detection, however; simply for the
reason before given--nobody suspects the trick.