|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Man in Lower Ten by Mary Roberts Rinehart:
THE NOTES AND A BARGAIN
I went back slowly to where the woman sat alone.
She smiled rather oddly as I drew near, and pointed to the chair
Bronson had vacated.
"Sit down, Mr. Blakeley," she said, "I am going to take a few
minutes of your valuable time."
"Certainly." I sat down opposite her and glanced at a cuckoo clock
on the wall. "I am sorry, but I have only a few minutes. If you - "
She laughed a little, not very pleasantly, and opening a small black
fan covered with spangles, waved it slowly.
"The fact is," she said, "I think we are about to make a bargain."
The Man in Lower Ten
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells:
weapons. A score of bullets sung through the air, and
there flashed a star in the thick glass wind-screen
that protected him. The aeroplane slowed and
dropped to foil his stroke, and dropped too low. Just
in time he saw the wind-wheels of Bromley hill rushing
up towards him, and spun about and up as the
aeroplane he had chased crashed among them. All its
voices wove into a felt of yelling. The great fabric
seemed to be standing on end for a second among the
heeling and splintering vans, and then it flew to pieces.
Huge splinters came flying through the air, its engines
When the Sleeper Wakes
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle:
from his peril. But fare thee well, thou good old man, and believe me,
if Will Stutely die, he shall be right well avenged."
Then he turned and strode rapidly away; but the Palmer looked
after him, muttering, "I wot that youth is no country hind that hath
come to see a good man die. Well, well, perchance Robin Hood
is not so far away but that there will be stout doings this day."
So he went upon his way, muttering to himself.
When David of Doncaster told Robin Hood what the Palmer had said to him,
Robin called the band around him and spoke to them thus:
"Now let us get straightway into Nottingham Town and mix ourselves
with the people there; but keep ye one another in sight, pressing as near
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood