|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Wyoming by William MacLeod Raine:
for those two lives with all her woman's wit; must match the
outlaw's sinister cunning and fool him into delay. She knew he
would come if she sent for him. But how long could she keep him?
As long as he was amused at her agony, as long as his pleasure in
tormenting her was greater than his impatience to be at his
ruffianly work. Oh, if she ever needed all her power it would be
Throughout the day she continued to receive hourly reports from
Denver, who always brought with him four or five honest
cowpunchers from up-country to listen to the strange tale she
unfolded to them. It was, of course, in part, the spell of her
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from My Antonia by Willa Cather:
out of him.
Fuchs brought home with him a stranger, a young Bohemian who had
taken a homestead near Black Hawk, and who came on his only horse
to help his fellow countrymen in their trouble. That was the first
time I ever saw Anton Jelinek. He was a strapping young fellow
in the early twenties then, handsome, warm-hearted, and full of life,
and he came to us like a miracle in the midst of that grim business.
I remember exactly how he strode into our kitchen in his felt boots
and long wolfskin coat, his eyes and cheeks bright with the cold.
At sight of grandmother, he snatched off his fur cap, greeting her
in a deep, rolling voice which seemed older than he.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Twilight Land by Howard Pyle:
yonder. Go you thither with this. The king will be hot and
thirsty, and weary with the chase. Offer him this refreshment. He
will eat and drink, and in gratitude he will offer you something
in return. Take nothing of him, but ask him this: that he allow
you once every three days to come to the palace, and that he
whisper these words in your ear so that no one else may hear
them--"A word, a word, only a few words; spoken ill, they are
ill; spoken well, they are more precious than gold and jewels.'"
"Why should I do that?" said Beppo.
"You will see," said the princess.
Beppo did not understand it at all, but the princess is a