|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Secret Places of the Heart by H. G. Wells:
might be educating already on different lines--"
"Even in America," Miss Grammont said, "crops only grow on
the ploughed land."
Glastonbury in the afternoon was wonderful; they talked of
Avalon and of that vanished legendary world of King Arthur
and his knights, and in the early evening they came to Wells
and a pleasant inn, with a quaint little garden before its
front door that gave directly upon the cathedral. The three
tourists devoted a golden half hour before dinner to the
sculptures on the western face. The great screen of wrought
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Arizona Nights by Stewart Edward White:
an obvious and continuous landmark as the sea to our left. It
hardly seemed worth while to focus my mind, but I did it
occasionally just by way of testing myself. Schwartz still threw
away his gold coins, and once, in one of my rare intervals of
looking about me, I saw Denton picking them up. This surprised
me mildly, but I was too tired to be very curious. Only now,
when I saw Schwartz's arm sweep out in what had become a
mechanical movement, I always took pains to look, and always I
saw Denton search for the coin. Sometimes he found it, and
sometimes he did not.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Contrast by Royall Tyler:
I suppose she wishes to act.
No, no, no! A fig for sentiment. If she breaks, or
wishes to break, with Mr. Dimple, depend upon it, she
has some other man in her eye. A woman rarely dis-
cards one lover until she is sure of another. Letitia
little thinks what a clue I have to Dimple's conduct.
The generous man submits to render himself disgust-
ing to Maria, in order that she may leave him at lib-
erty to address me. I must change the subject.
[Aside, and rings a bell.