|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe:
"Gone, sir gone, with her child in her arms, the Lord only
knows where;--gone after the north star; and when we ever meet,
or whether we meet at all in this world, no creature can tell."
"Is it possible! astonishing! from such a kind family?"
"Kind families get in debt, and the laws of _our_ country
allow them to sell the child out of its mother's bosom to pay its
master's debts," said George, bitterly.
"Well, well," said the honest old man, fumbling in his pocket:
"I s'pose, perhaps, I an't following my judgment,--hang it,
I _won't_ follow my judgment!" he added, suddenly; "so here,
George," and, taking out a roll of bills from his pocket-book, he
Uncle Tom's Cabin
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Case of The Lamp That Went Out by Grace Isabel Colbron and Augusta Groner:
see a gentle smile spread over the face before him. It brightened
and changed the coarse rough face and gave it for a moment a look
of almost child-like innocence. Somewhere within the coarsened
soul there must be a spot of brightness from which such a smile
But the face grew ugly again as Knoll opened his eyes and looked
up. He shook off the clouds of slumber as he felt Muller's hand
on his shoulder and raised himself to a sitting position, grumbling:
"Can't I have any rest? Are they going to question me again? I'm
getting tired of this. I've said everything I know anyhow."
"Perhaps not everything. Perhaps you will answer a few of my
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Monster Men by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
and pushed the door ajar. The interior of the
apartment beyond was in inky darkness, but Number
Thirteen's greatest fear was that he might have
stumbled upon the sleeping room of Virginia Maxon,
and that if she were to discover him there, not only
would she be frightened, but her cries would alarm
the other inmates of the dwelling.
The thought of the horror that his presence would
arouse within her, the knowledge that she would look
upon him as a terrifying monstrosity, added new fuel
to the fires of hate that raged in his bosom against
The Monster Men