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Today's Stichomancy for Howard Stern

The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Criminal Sociology by Enrico Ferri:

criminals. Without going into the details of the controversy, it is evident that the experience of countries like England, which for a long time transported its criminals at a cost of hundreds of millions, and then abandoned the practice, is in itself a noteworthy example.

Yet it is only an objection, so far as it goes, against transportation as formerly practised, that is to say, with enormous prisons built in distant lands. M. Beltrani Scalia justly said that we might as well build them at home, for they will cost less and be more serviceable. The example of France in its practical application of this policy is not encouraging.

The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift:

neither employ them in handicraft or agriculture; we neither build houses, (I mean in the country) nor cultivate land: they can very seldom pick up a livelihood by stealing till they arrive at six years old; except where they are of towardly parts, although I confess they learn the rudiments much earlier; during which time they can however be properly looked upon only as probationers: As I have been informed by a principal gentleman in the county of Cavan, who protested to me, that he never knew above one or two instances under the age of six, even in a part of the kingdom so renowned for the quickest proficiency in that art.

A Modest Proposal
The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from A Sentimental Journey by Laurence Sterne:

before he had well got announced, begg'd I would do him the honour to present him to the lady. - I had not been presented myself; - so turning about to her, he did it just as well, by asking her if she had come from Paris? No: she was going that route, she said. - VOUS N'ETES PAS DE LONDRES? - She was not, she replied. - Then Madame must have come through Flanders. - APPAREMMENT VOUS ETES FLAMMANDE? said the French captain. - The lady answered, she was. - PEUT ETRE DE LISLE? added he. - She said, she was not of Lisle. - Nor Arras? - nor Cambray? - nor Ghent? - nor Brussels? - She answered, she was of Brussels.

He had had the honour, he said, to be at the bombardment of it last