|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Brother of Daphne by Dornford Yates:
wouldn't have it.
While I was speaking, my fingers had mechanically strayed to the
ticket pocket of my coat, where I sometimes carry my matches
"By George !" I said.
"What is it?"
"I've just found a bit of a match--with the head on."
"Oh, boy-scout, and you've had it all the time."
"Yes, but it wouldn't be enough to light the lamps with."
"Not the lamps."
The Brother of Daphne
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Foolish Virgin by Thomas Dixon:
your own way--have it your own way. I'll agree to
anything if you lemme go to sleep now."
She rose as the first gray fires of dawn began to
warm the cloud-banks on the eastern horizon, stood
beside her window and watched in silent ecstasy. Jim
was sleeping heavily. She would not wake him until the
glory of the sunrise was at its height. She loved to
watch the changing lights and shadows in sky and valley
and on distant mountain peaks as the light slowly
filtered over the eastern hills.
She had recovered from the depression of the last
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Danny's Own Story by Don Marquis:
their talk I couldn't help hearing, I guessed each
one was telling the other all that had happened
to him in the time that had passed by. Colonel
Tom what kind of a life he had lived, and how he had
married and his wife had died and left him a wid-
ower without any kids. And the doctor--it was
always hard fur me to get to calling him anything
but Doctor Kirby--how he had happened to start
out with a good chancet in life and turn into jest
a travelling fakir.
Well, I thinks to myself now that he has got to be