|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Wyoming by William MacLeod Raine:
from his head. He picked it up and examined it. The course of the
bullet was marked by a hole in the wide brim, and two more in the
side and crown.
"He ce'tainly ventilated it proper. I reckon, ma'am, we'll make a
run for it. Lie low on the pinto's neck, with your haid on the
off side. That's right. Let him out."
A mile and a half farther up the road Mac reined in, and made the
Indian peace-sign. Two dejected figures came over the hill and
resolved themselves into punchers of the Lazy D. Each of them
trailed a rifle by his side.
"You're a fine pair of ring-tailed snorters, ain't y'u?" jeered
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Vision Splendid by William MacLeod Raine:
the corner Jeff lifted him to his feet.
"Sorry. Hope I didn't hurt you," he smiled.
"Smart trick, wasn't it?" snarled the detective. "Never mind, Mr.
Farnum. We've got your goat right."
"Again?" Jeff asked with pleasant impudence.
"Got you dead to rights this trip." Gray fired another shot as he
turned away. "And we'll find out yet who your lady friends are.
Don't you forget it."
But Billie had overlooked a bet. He had been in the back of the
drug store getting a drink when Sam and Mrs. Anderson arrived. The
policeman on guard had not connected the coming of these with
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Marie by H. Rider Haggard:
Now, all those who were standing about seemed to be impressed with this
argument. At any rate, they turned towards Retief, anxiously waiting
for his reply.
"Doubtless," answered the commandant, who, as I have said, was irritable
that night, "doubtless those English missionaries have poisoned the
king's mind against us Boers. Also," he added suspiciously, "I think
you told me, Allan, that the king said he liked you and meant to spare
you, even if he killed your companions, just because you also are
English. Are you sure that you do not know more than you choose to tell
us? Has Dingaan perhaps confided something to you--just because you are