I Liked the cool manner in which A Cardini, who extracts playing cards and lighted cigarettes from the air, did his tricks for the lords and ladies at the Embassy Club, with some of them sitting behind him.

Most of us have seen Cardini since he first appeared in London six years ago. There are still a good many, in fact, who saw this artful Welshman when he was Private Pickford of the Shropshire Light Infantry doing card tricks in the trenches.

There were many in his new audience, however, who had missed him. All, including Lady Westmorland, Lord Poulett and Lord and Lady Sackville, followed his hands closely —some of them not six feet away— until bewilderment overtook their curiosity.

At the end they clustered round and gave him private invitations to future parties.