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The magician introduces a 7” x 9” piece of polished metal with a hole in the center. It can be openly displayed and may even be passed for examination. Next an upper and lower portion of a wood stock is introduced. The upper stock is put in place on top of the lower stock. The two stacked pieces of stock form a hole and the the metal plate is dropped into the completed stock. The hole in the metal plate and the hole in the stock line-up perfectly.

 

The metal plate is raised and a dove is perched in the hole. Suddenly the magician drops the shiny metal plate down into the stock. However the dove is not harmed and indeed, seems impervious to the amazing penetration! The top half of the wooden stock is removed and the metal plate is lifted out of the lower part of the wooden stock. The dove is still perched in place through the center hole of the metal plate!

 

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