Modern Maltese Falcon: Past Tense Future Perfect

A Modern Maltese Falcon: Past Tense Future Perfect As we learn in the Maltese Falcon, past tense makes the future perfect… things are not always as they seem at the time. Acceptance… conditional or implied is a contract requiring performance.   Acceptance of an offer to perform from a dapper young Englishman in a pin stripped suit with a tartan tie has distinctive flavors, advantages and intrigue.  First, courage to leave it all behind, make a solitary journey some 3500 air miles to an enchanted island called the United Kingdom.  Make a commitment based on a handshake to apply certain knowledge.  Make your connections and load your duffel...