Anybody who has ever tried their hand at magic knows that the most important part of the whole trick is how well you distract your audience. It’s the same with pickpocketry, if you should ever wish to fall back on that profession when you find yourself unsuccessful at conjuring coins out of thin air. Distraction, and its twin sibling Misdirection, are essential tools of any successful magician’s act. Done right, you’ll never even know you’ve been fooled.
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