|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom by William and Ellen Craft:
usually employed, or without some white person
in company with such slave, shall REFUSE TO SUBMIT
to undergo the examination of ANY WHITE person,
(let him be ever so drunk or crazy), it shall be
lawful for such white person to pursue, apprehend,
and moderately correct such slave; and if such
slave shall assault and strike such white person,
such slave may be LAWFULLY KILLED."--2 Brevard's
"Provided always," says the law, "that such
striking be not done by the command and in the
Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay:
"Then what is to become of us?"
"I thought that you and your lover - what is his name?"
"I thought that perhaps you two would go to Disscourn, and spend
Blodsombre at my home."
Oceaxe called out aloud to Maskull, "Will you come with me now to
"If you wish," returned Maskull.
"Go first, Oceaxe. I must question your friend about Crimtyphon's
death. I won't keep him."
"Why don't you question me, rather?" demanded Oceaxe, looking up
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Purse by Honore de Balzac:
gratified a wish that was new every morning, by sparing himself a
long walk, and the loss of much time, now more valuable than
No man in the world would have inspired feelings of greater
interest than Hippolyte Schinner if he would ever have consented
to make acquaintance; but he did not lightly entrust to others
the secrets of his life. He was the idol of a necessitous mother,
who had brought him up at the cost of the severest privations.
Mademoiselle Schinner, the daughter of an Alsatian farmer, had
never been married. Her tender soul had been cruelly crushed,
long ago, by a rich man, who did not pride himself on any great