Farelli, Victor: The Odin Rings
©1940 2nd Ed L Davenport & Co
Hardcover, 68 pages
              Odin Rings
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Victor Farelli: The Odin Rings

Comments: "The Last Word on the Chinese Linking Rings An entirely new method of presentation, invented by Claudius Odin, Lauriate of the Concours organized by the "Chambre Syndicale de la Prestidigitation" at the Theatre Robert-Houdin Paris" Compiled by E Gardet, translated and edited by Victor Farelli, illustrated by Sid Lorraine


9 Foreword By The Publisher Of The Present Edition
10 Translator’S Preface
12 Inventor's Preface
14 Note By The Publisher Of The French Edition
15 Note Regarding Illustrations
16 Technical Terms

17 Chapter I
17 Outline Description Of The Effect

19 Chapter II The “Odin Count”
19 The Rings
19 Holding The Rings
19 Order Of The Rings
19 Counting The Rings
20 The “Odin Change”
21 Placing The Rings On The Table
21 Counting The Second Set Of Four Rings
22 Picking Up The Rings

23 Chapter III Linking
23 The First Passe (False Linking Of Three Rings)
23 The Second Passe ("Count” And False Linking Of Two Rings)
24 The Third Passe (Forming A False Chain Of Two)
24 The Fourth Passe (Forming A False Chain Of Three)
25 The Fifth Passe (Forming The Long Chain)

30 Chapter IV Unlinking
30 The First Passe (False Unlinking Of The First Ring)
30 The Second Passe (Unlinking The Chain Of Three)
31 The Third Passe (Unlinking The Second Single Ring)
32 The Fourth Passe (Exchanging The Key)
34 The Fifth Passe (False Unlinking Of A Single Ring)
34 The Sixth Passe (Reconstruction Of A False Chain Of Two)
35 The Seventh Passe (Exchange Of Genuine Chain Of Two)
36 The Eighth Passe (Unlinking The False Chain Of Two)
36 The Ninth Passe (Reconstruction Of A False Chain Of Three)
37 The Tenth Passe (Exchange Of Genuine Chain Of Three)
37 The Eleventh Passe (Unlinking Single Ring From False Chain Of Three)
38 The Twelfth Passe (Exchange Of Key For Single Ring)
38 The Thirteenth Passe (False Unlinking Of The Last Two Rings)
39 The Fourteenth Passe (The Final Count)

40 Appendix I “Tips” And Ideas
40 The Size Of Rings Used
40 Position Of Table
40 The Odin System Of Linking And Unlinking
42 Folding The Chain Of Two
42 Keeping The Rings In Motion
42 Sliding The Rings On The Arm
42 Covering The Key
43 Note On "Forming The Long Chain"
43 Note On Insertion Of First Finger
44 Note On "The False Unlinking Of A Single Ring From Supposed Chain Of Three”
44 Note On "Reconstruction Of A False Chain Of Three”
44 Note On "Exchange Of The Key For A Single Ring”
45 Note On "Unlinking The Last Two Rings"
45 Note On The “Final Count"
45 The Standard "Wrist Count"
46 Another "Wrist Count”
46 Ropes And Rings
46 The "Farelli Count"
47 An Original Clip
48 Method Of Using The Clip
49 Adding The Key
49 "Switching” A Single Ring For A Key
51 An Original “Sucker Gag”
51 "The Jockey” Or “See-Saw" Standard Method
51 Original "Jockey" or "See-Saw"
53 Notes On A New Principle
54 Truth And Patter

53 Appendix II A Chung Ling Soo Method Rings Handed Singly For Examination

60 Appendix III Final Notes
60 The “Fitzkee Count”
61 The Laurant “Crash”
63 The Hilliard Penetration
64 Hilliard’S “Jumping Ring"
65 The Hilliard “Knot” Or “Tug Of War”
65 The Melting Rings
65 Adding A Twelve-Inch Key From The Body
66 “Welling” A Key
66 The Latest '‘Subtlety”
66 Linking Rings Without A Key
67 The Ideal Routine

68 Bibliography