|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley:
Frank's voice (as cheerful as ever, though he more than suspected
all) called him.
"Come in to breakfast, lad; and stop grinding and creaking upon
those miserable limpets, before thou hast set every tooth in my
head on edge!"
Amyas, whether by dint of holding his head straight, or by higher
means, had got the thoughts of the said head straight enough by
this time; and in he came, and fell to upon the broiled fish and
strong ale, with a sort of fury, as determined to do his duty to
the utmost in all matters that day, and therefore, of course, in
that most important matter of bodily sustenance; while his mother
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Case of the Golden Bullet by Grace Isabel Colbron and Augusta Groner:
a number of pairs of gloves on the table. The old man looked
through them, turning them over carefully. Then he shook his head:
"There must be some more somewhere," he said. Nanette was no longer
astonished at anything he might say or do, so she obediently went
through the basket again and found a little box in which were
several pair of grey suede gloves, fastened by bluish mother-of-pearl
buttons. One of the pairs had been worn, and a button was missing.
"These are the ones I was looking for," said the peddler, putting
the gloves in his pocket. Then he continued: "Your mistress was
rather fond of taking long walks by herself, wasn't she?"
The girl's pale face flushed hotly and she stammered: "You know
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Mad King by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
about the prospects, and at last Barney obtained a willing
promise from him that he would consent to being placed
upon his throne and would go to Lustadt at any time that
Barney should come for him with a force from the retainers
of Prince Ludwig von der Tann.
"Let us hope," cried the king, "that the luck of the reign-
ing house of Lutha has been at last restored. Not since my
aunt, the Princess Victoria, ran away with a foreigner has
good fortune shone upon my house. It was when my father
was still a young man--before he had yet come to the
throne--and though his reign was marked with great peace
The Mad King