|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Men of Iron by Howard Pyle:
"Look'ee, Blunt," called the bachelor; "here is Falworth says
they squires will fetch no more water for us."
The head bachelor had heard all that had passed, and was even
then hastily slipping on his doublet and hose. "Now, then,
Falworth," said he at last, striding forward, "what is to do? Ye
will fetch no more water, eh? By 'r Lady, I will know the reason
He was still advancing towards Myles, with two or three of the
older bachelors at his heels, when Gascoyne spoke.
"Thou hadst best stand back, Blunt," said he, "else thou mayst be
hurt. We will not have ye bang Falworth again as ye once did, so
Men of Iron
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens:
(for Mr Haredale was his landlord) the long-expected visitor, who
strode into the room clanking his heavy boots upon the floor; and
looking keenly round upon the bowing group, raised his hat in
acknowledgment of their profound respect.
'You have a stranger here, Willet, who sent to me,' he said, in a
voice which sounded naturally stern and deep. 'Where is he?'
'In the great room upstairs, sir,' answered John.
'Show the way. Your staircase is dark, I know. Gentlemen, good
With that, he signed to the landlord to go on before; and went
clanking out, and up the stairs; old John, in his agitation,
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from 1492 by Mary Johntson:
My wife is dead. The mother of Fernando is not my wife,
but I love her, and she is poor though beautiful and good.
I would have her less poor; I would give her beautiful
things. I have love for my kindred,--love and yearning
and care and desire to do them good, alike those who trust
me and those who think that I had failed them. I do not
We padded on upon the dusty road. I felt his inner
warmth, divined his life. But at last I said, ``What the
Queen and King promise would give rich care--''
``I have friends too, for all that I ride out of Spain and