|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Macbeth by William Shakespeare:
Wearie Seu'nights, nine times nine,
Shall he dwindle, peake, and pine:
Though his Barke cannot be lost,
Yet it shall be Tempest-tost.
Looke what I haue
2. Shew me, shew me
1. Here I haue a Pilots Thumbe,
Wrackt, as homeward he did come.
3. A Drumme, a Drumme:
Macbeth doth come
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton by Edith Wharton:
Mrs. Plinth hastily interposed: "I beg you won't read it aloud if
there's anything offensive."
Miss Van Vluyck, without answering, continued her silent
"Well, what IS it?" exclaimed Laura Glyde excitedly.
"DO tell us!" urged Mrs. Leveret, feeling that she would have
something awful to tell her sister.
Miss Van Vluyck pushed the volume aside and turned slowly toward
the expectant group.
"It's a river."
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Goodness of St. Rocque and Other Stories by Alice Dunbar:
roar of the men.
"Scabs!" Finnegan had said; and the word was passed along, until
it seemed that the half of the second District knew and had risen
The rhythmic chorus sounded nearer, and the cause manifested
itself when the curve of the levee above the French Market was
passed. There rose a White Star steamer, insolently settling
itself to the water as each consignment of cotton bales was
compressed into her hold.
"Niggers!" roared Finnegan wrathily.
The Goodness of St. Rocque and Other Stories