the card represents the critical factor for the issue at hand. ace of swords: the seed of victory - perhaps as yet unseen. a challenge to be met and solved through the invocation of force. an opportunity to bring reason and intelligence to bear in the pursuit of justice and truth. an excessive power that must not be abused. may suggest new ideas or information that can reveal a solution to the problem at hand.
able to strike a blow and to fall back with greater security.
nothing left except unconcealed and unconditional dependence on rich friends, the role of the acknowledged hangers-on? was there no other possible solution, no new way of ordering their lives? no--there was none.
"no! they're dogs! harpies!"
"now wait a minute. don't get mad. you ain't started that skirt right. it should have been advertised. it's too much of a shock. you'll see. they won't buy. they're afraid of it. i'll take it off your hands and push it right, see? i offer you forty thousand for the rights to make that skirt and advertise it as the `fromkin full-flounce skirt. it flares!' "
"how much?" she asked quizzically.
abel i. fromkin gulped.
the shoulder of one of the tramping bearers knocked heavily against the spectral soldier who was staring into the unknown.
how now? what newes?