|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Black Beauty by Anna Sewell:
clean-smelling stall, with plenty of dry straw, and after a capital supper
I lay down, thinking I was going to be happy.
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Jeremiah Barker was my new master's name, but as every one called him Jerry,
I shall do the same. Polly, his wife, was just as good a match
as a man could have. She was a plump, trim, tidy little woman,
with smooth, dark hair, dark eyes, and a merry little mouth.
The boy was twelve years old, a tall, frank, good-tempered lad;
and little Dorothy (Dolly they called her) was her mother over again,
at eight years old. They were all wonderfully fond of each other;
I never knew such a happy, merry family before or since. Jerry had
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Cratylus by Plato:
as he has begun, with a rational explanation of language. Still he
preserves his 'know nothing' disguise, and himself declares his first
notions about names to be reckless and ridiculous. Having explained
compound words by resolving them into their original elements, he now
proceeds to analyse simple words into the letters of which they are
composed. The Socrates who 'knows nothing,' here passes into the teacher,
the dialectician, the arranger of species. There is nothing in this part
of the dialogue which is either weak or extravagant. Plato is a supporter
of the Onomatopoetic theory of language; that is to say, he supposes words
to be formed by the imitation of ideas in sounds; he also recognises the
effect of time, the influence of foreign languages, the desire of euphony,
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Secret Places of the Heart by H. G. Wells:
merely passive part in this affair. She was perhaps as deeply
in love with him. . . .
He could not bring himself to the idea of confessions and
disavowals. He could not bear to think of her
disillusionment. He felt that he owed it to her not to
disillusion her, to spoil things for her in that fashion. "To
turn into something mean and ugly after she has believed in
me. . . . It would be like playing a practical joke upon her.
It would be like taking her into my arms and suddenly making
a grimace at her. . . . It would scar her with a second
humiliation. . . ."