The mind-reader shows an envelope. From this he takes out three playing cards. These are found to depict pictures of a magician's three most essential items. Thus one card has a drawing of a fan of playing cards, the second card has a picture of a top hat and the last card has a picture of a magic wand. A spectator has a completely free choice of any picture card. She can change her mind if she wants to. Surprisingly, the mind-reader proves that he has already predicted what she is going to select.