|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Fanny Herself by Edna Ferber:
through the plant since the time you first went through?"
"Through it! Goodness, no! It would take a day."
"Then I wish you'd take it. I like to have the heads of
departments go through the plant at least twice a year.
You'll find the fourteenth floor has been cleared and is
being used entirely by the selectors. The manufacturers'
samples are spread on the tables in the various sections.
You'll find your place ready for you. You'll be amused at
Daly's section. He took your suggestion about trying the
blouses on live models instead of selecting them as he used
to. You remember you said that one could tell about the
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Christ in Flanders by Honore de Balzac:
became an aged woman again. Her familiar brought her a little dust,
and she stirred it into the ashes of her chafing-dish, for the weather
was cold and stormy; and then he lighted for her, whose palaces had
been lit with thousands of wax-tapers, a little cresset, that she
might see to read her prayers through the hours of night.
"There is no faith left in the earth! . . ." she said.
In such a perilous plight did I behold the fairest and the greatest,
the truest and most life-giving of all Powers.
"Wake up, sir, the doors are just about to be shut," said a hoarse
voice. I turned and beheld the beadle's ugly countenance; the man was
shaking me by the arm, and the cathedral lay wrapped in shadows as a
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson:
"Ask it," says my lord.
"You may have heard that I had once in this country a considerable
treasure," returned the Master; "it matters not whether or no -
such is the fact; and I was obliged to bury it in a spot of which I
have sufficient indications. To the recovery of this, has my
ambition now come down; and, as it is my own, you will not grudge
"Go and get it," says my lord. "I make no opposition."
"Yes," said the Master; "but to do so, I must find men and
carriage. The way is long and rough, and the country infested with
wild Indians. Advance me only so much as shall be needful: either