|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Heart of the West by O. Henry:
somebody lying behind every bush and tree waiting to shoot me. I never
had mullygrubs like them before. Maybe it's one of them presumptions.
I've got half a notion to light out in the morning before day. The
Guadalupe country is burning up about that old Dutchman I plugged down
"You are not afraid--no one could make my brave little one fear."
"Well, I haven't been usually regarded as a jack-rabbit when it comes
to scrapping; but I don't want a posse smoking me out when I'm in your
/jacal/. Somebody might get hurt that oughtn't to."
"Remain with your Tonia; no one will find you here."
The Kid looked keenly into the shadows up and down the arroyo and
Heart of the West
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from An Episode Under the Terror by Honore de Balzac:
diverting their minds. Again, and again, they said, when he next came
to see them as he promised, to celebrate the sad anniversary of the
death of Louis XVI., he could not escape their friendship.
The night so impatiently awaited came at last. At midnight the old
wooden staircase echoed with the stranger's heavy footsteps. They had
made the best of their room for his coming; the altar was ready, and
this time the door stood open, and the two Sisters were out at the
stairhead, eager to light the way. Mademoiselle de Langeais even came
down a few steps, to meet their benefactor the sooner.
"Come," she said, with a quaver in the affectionate tones, "come in;
we are expecting you."
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Economist by Xenophon:
everything which could possibly be needful for the service of the
ship. His inspection caused me such surprise, I asked him what he was
doing, whereupon he answered, "I am inspecting, stranger," "just
considering," says he, "the way the things are lying aboard the ship;
in case of accidents, you know, to see if anything is missing, or not
lying snug and shipshape. There is no time left, you know," he
added, "when God mkes a tempest in the great deep, to set about
searching for what you want, or to be giving out anything which is not
snug and shipshape in its place. God threatens and chastises
sluggards. If only He destroy not innocent with guilty, a man may
be content; or if He turn and save all hands aboard that render