|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne:
of the 12th to a quarter before nine in the evening of the 21st
there were nine days, thirteen hours, and forty-five minutes.
If Phileas Fogg had left in the China, one of the fastest steamers
on the Atlantic, he would have reached Liverpool, and then London,
within the period agreed upon.
Mr. Fogg left the hotel alone, after giving Passepartout instructions
to await his return, and inform Aouda to be ready at an instant's notice.
He proceeded to the banks of the Hudson, and looked about among the vessels
moored or anchored in the river, for any that were about to depart.
Several had departure signals, and were preparing to put to sea
at morning tide; for in this immense and admirable port there is not one day
Around the World in 80 Days
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Pathology of Lying, Etc. by William and Mary Healy:
natural expectation that the pathological liar might prove to be
an unreliable witness our studies on this point will be offered
in detail. For years we have been giving a picture memory test
on the order of one used extensively abroad. This ``Aussage''
Test is the one described as Test VI in our monograph on
Practical Mental Classification. More recently our studies on
the psychology of testimony have led us into wider fields of
observation, and here the group of cases now under discussion may
have to stand by themselves. The picture, the record of
testimony on which is given in some detail in our case histories,
is that of a butcher's shop with objects and actions that are
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Stories From the Old Attic by Robert Harris:
ladylike manner, and with due concern for her precious gown, stayed
in the car with her hands folded in her lap. She generously took
care to look away from the young man's labors in order not to cause
him embarrassment, and, when he slipped down and bumped his head on
the fender as he tried to loosen a particularly intransigent lug
nut, she very kindly turned on the radio.
The third young man, though he encountered different raindrops on a
different road on this night, realized similarly that he, too, was
destined to be wet, and pushed open the door with resolve. However,
as he climbed out of the car, the young lady he had been driving
home got out also. "Get back in the car," he told her, "or you'll