|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland by Olive Schreiner:
British Government, than under the Chartered Company, why, when they resist
the Chartered Company, are they more rebels than the Armenians when they
resist the Turk? Is the Chartered Company God, that every knee should bow
before it, and before it every head be bent? Would you, the white men of
England, submit to its rule for one day?"
"Ah," said Peter, "no, of course we shouldn't, but we are white men, and so
are the Armenians--almost--" Then he glanced at the stranger's dark face,
and added quickly, "At least, it's not the colour that matters, you know.
I rather like a dark face, my mother's eyes are brown--but the Armenians,
you know, they've got long hair like us."
"Oh, it is the hair, then, that matters," said the stranger softly.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Case of the Registered Letter by Grace Isabel Colbron and Augusta Groner:
had met in Chicago and rather taken a fancy to, and who had also
returned to Germany."
"Could this possibly have been the man to whom the letter is
"No, no. This friend of John's was not married; I remember his
saying that. And he lived in Germany somewhere - let me think - yes,
"And do you remember the man's name?"
"No, I cannot, I am sorry to say. John only mentioned it once. It
was only by a great effort that I could remember the incident at all."
"And has it not struck you as rather peculiar that this friend, the
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy:
though I hope he died of consumption and not of me entirely.
l went down to Sandbourne to his funeral, and was his only mourner.
He left me a little money--because I broke his heart, I suppose.
That's how men are--so much better than women!"
"Good heavens!--what did you do then?"
"Ah--now you are angry with me!" she said, a contralto note of tragedy
coming suddenly into her silvery voice. "I wouldn't have told you if I
"No, I am not. Tell me all."
"Well, I invested his money, poor fellow, in a bubble scheme,
and lost it. I lived about London by myself for some time,
Jude the Obscure