|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from From London to Land's End by Daniel Defoe:
in the Faubourg of Paris.
These two rooms are filled with the family pieces of the house of
Herbert, most of them by Lilly or Vandyke; and one in particular
outdoes all that I ever met with, either at home or abroad; it is
done, as was the mode of painting at that time, after the manner of
a family piece of King Charles I., with his queen and children,
which before the burning of Whitehall I remember to hang at the
east end of the Long Gallery in the palace.
This piece fills the farther end of the great room which I just now
mentioned; it contains the Earl of Montgomery, ancestor of the
house of Herbert (not then Earls of Pembroke) and his lady,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from In Darkest England and The Way Out by General William Booth:
necessary to arrest her, they had to get her to the police station as
best they could, sometimes by requisitioning a wheelbarrow or a cart,
or the use of a stretcher, and sometimes they had to carry her right
out. On one occasion, towards the close of her career, when driven to
the last-named method, four policemen were carrying her to the station,
and she was extra violent, screaming, plunging and biting, when, either
by accident or design, one of the policemen let go of her head, and it
came in contact with the curbstone, causing the blood to pour forth in
a stream. As soon as they placed her in the cell the poor creature
caught the blood in her hands, and literally washed her face with it.
On the following morning she presented a pitiable sight, and before
In Darkest England and The Way Out
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Red Seal by Natalie Sumner Lincoln:
"Then you cannot swear to the window having been re-locked?"
Penfield paused a moment. "Did you return immediately to your house
from the Saratoga apartment?"
"I did" promptly. "My chauffeur, Harris, wasn't well, and I wanted
him to get home."
Penfield thought a moment before putting the next question.
"How did Miss Barbara return from the Grosvenor dance?" he asked.
"She was brought home by friends, Colonel and Mrs. Chase." McIntyre
in turning about in his chair knocked down his walking stick from
its resting place against its side, and the unexpected clatter made
The Red Seal