The performer shows his top hat, or other suitable container, to be empty. Next, he displays a cloth --say, his grandmother's babushka. He spreads it out, shows it on both sides, and shakes it out, proving that it too is innocent. He then folds the babushka in half, thus forming a type of chute. Holding the folded cloth above the container, the magician, after a few simulated hen "clucks," and with a little shaking for encouragement, causes an egg to roll out of the chute and into the hat. He repeats this several times. Finally, he turns the container over and voila! The eggs have vanished!