|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen:
expenses of travelling unimportant, distance becomes no evil.
But that is not the case HERE. Mr. and Mrs. Collins have a
comfortable income, but not such a one as will allow of frequent
journeys-- and I am persuaded my friend would not call herself
NEAR her family under less than HALF the present distance."
Mr. Darcy drew his chair a little towards her, and said, "YOU
cannot have a right to such very strong local attachment. YOU
cannot have been always at Longbourn."
Elizabeth looked surprised. The gentleman experienced some
change of feeling; he drew back his chair, took a newspaper
from the table, and glancing over it, said, in a colder voice:
Pride and Prejudice
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Wrecker by Stevenson & Osbourne:
the writer turned and looked behind him in the crowd, to my
unspeakable amazement, he did not seem to remark the
"Messenger boy, messenger boy!" I heard him say. "Somebody
call me a messenger boy."
At last somebody did, but it was not the captain.
"He's sending for instructions," I wrote to Pinkerton.
"For money," he wrote back. "Shall I strike out? I think this is
"Thirty thousand," said Pinkerton, making a leap of close upon
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Lost Continent by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
I was surprised to see Victory follow the man off in
apparent quiet submission. I tried to follow, that I might
be near her against some opportunity to speak with her or
assist in her escape. But, after I had followed them from
the throne room, through several other apartments, and down
a long corridor, I found my further progress barred by a
soldier who stood guard before a doorway through which the
officer conducted Victory.
Almost immediately the officer reappeared and started back
in the direction of the throne room. I had been hiding in a
doorway after the guard had turned me back, having taken