|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from At the Mountains of Madness by H. P. Lovecraft:
and it was possible that the eastward flight might not be made,
after all, this season. In connection with this business I called
Captain Douglas and asked him to get as much as possible out of
the ships and up the barrier with the single dog team we had left
there. A direct route across the unknown region between Lake and
McMurdo Sound was what we really ought to establish.
me later to say that he had decided to let the camp stay where
Moultonís plane had been forced down, and where repairs had already
progressed somewhat. The ice sheet was very thin, with dark ground
here and there visible, and he would sink some borings and blasts
At the Mountains of Madness
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy:
air and guessing their probable settling place. Not only
were they late this year, but unruly. Sometimes through-
out a whole season all the swarms would alight on the
lowest attainable bough -- such as part of a currant-bush
or espalier apple-tree; next year they would, with just
the same unanimity, make straight off to the uppermost
member of some tall, gaunt costard, or quarrenden,
and there defy all invaders who did not come armed
with ladders and staves to take them.
This was the case at present. Bathsheba's eyes,
shaded by one hand, were following the ascending
Far From the Madding Crowd
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy:
have abstracted nothing of the bloom, and had as yet but
given a dignity to what it might eventually undermine.
The scarlet of her lips had not had time to abate,
and just now it appeared still more intense by the absence
of the neighbouring and more transient colour of her cheek.
The lips frequently parted, with a murmur of words.
She seemed to belong rightly to a madrigal--to require
viewing through rhyme and harmony.
One thing at least was obvious: she was not made to be
looked at thus. The reddleman had appeared conscious
of as much, and, while Mrs. Yeobright looked in upon her,
Return of the Native