Instead of scolding or spelling out instructions, Boreham respected the intelligence of his readers and trusted them to draw their own implications. His metaphors of ‘holding up a mirror’, ‘pointing’ and ‘poking … the fire’, suggested that his editorials were not intended to be ready-made for they required the contemplation of the reader to complete the circuit of communication.
Image: Story telling is about ‘poking … the fire.’
 Alan David Gold, Minyan (Sydney: Flamingo, 1999), 105.
 F W Boreham, Mercury, 4 August 1956.
 Boreham, Mercury, 25 April 1925.
 F W Boreham, A reel of rainbow (London: The Epworth Press, 1920), 118.