|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Under the Andes by Rex Stout:
panting and furious.
As for me, I gave no thought to what had been done--the
imminent peril of the situation possessed my mind and stung my
brain to action.
I ran to the figure on the floor and bent over him. There
was no movement--his eyes were closed. Calling to Harry to watch
the corridor without, I quickly tore my woolen jacket into
strips--my fingers seemed to be made of steel--and bound the wrists
and ankles of the Inca firmly, trussing him up behind.
Then with another strip I gagged him, thinking it best to err
on the side of prudence. In another moment I had dragged him to
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Sanitary and Social Lectures by Charles Kingsley:
At which answer, it seems to me, another sneer might curl the lip
of the august shade, as he said to himself: "This, at least, I
did not expect, when I made Christianity the state religion of my
empire. But you, good barbarian, look clean enough. You do not
look on dirt as a sign of sanctity?"
"On the contrary, sire, the upper classes of our empire boast of
being the cleanliest--perhaps the only perfectly cleanly--people
in the world: except, of course, the savages of the South Seas.
And dirt is so far from being a thing which we admire, that our
scientific men--than whom the world has never seen wiser--have
proved to us, for a whole generation past, that dirt is the
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Democracy In America, Volume 1 by Alexis de Toqueville:
struggling against prodigious obstacles, and exerting all its
energies to repress them; so that it increases by the extent of
its achievements, and by the importance of the events it
controls, without modifying its constitution. If the laws had
made it as feeble and as circumscribed as it is in the Union, its
influence would very soon become still more preponderant.
Why The President Of The United States Does Not Require The
Majority Of The Two Houses In Order To Carry On The Government
It is an established axiom in Europe that a constitutional
King cannot persevere in a system of government which is opposed
by the two other branches of the legislature. But several