In any of the three texts below, select a word in the first line and use the word-stepping procedure described by Martin Gardner in the Aug 1998 Word Ways: count the number of letters in the word, step ahead by that many words, and repeat this process with each new word reached. The first word arrived at in the next-to-last time is always TIME, no matter what the starting word is. Try it!
"Emit Time Item,"
Word Ways: Vol. 32
, Article 22.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol32/iss2/22