|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Mad King by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
Now he took a step toward the doorway and--kicked a
shoe that lay in his path. The slight noise in that quiet room
sounded to Barney's ears like the fall of a brick wall. Peter
of Blentz stirred, turning in his sleep. Behind him Barney
heard one of the men in the other bed move. He turned his
head in that direction. Either Maenck or Coblich was sitting
up peering through the darkness.
"Is that you, Prince Peter?" The voice was Maenck's.
"What's the matter?" persisted Maenck.
"I'm going for a drink of water," replied the American,
and stepped toward the door.
The Mad King
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad:
"Our master always travels with his own horses" (meaning: not by
post). "He will be away a week or more. He was pleased to
mention to me that he had to attend to some business in the Civil
While the servant was speaking the officer looked about the hall.
There was a door facing him, a door to the right, and a door to
the left. The officer chose to enter the room on the left, and
ordered the blinds to be pulled up. It was Mr. Nicholas B.'s
study, with a couple of tall bookcases, some pictures on the
walls, and so on. Besides the big centre-table, with books and
A Personal Record
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from From London to Land's End by Daniel Defoe:
But I proceed into Devonshire. From Yeovil we came to Crookorn,
thence to Chard, and from thence into the same road I was in before
This is a large and beautiful market-town, very populous and well
built, and is so very remarkably paved with small pebbles that on
either side the way a little channel is left shouldered up on the
sides of it, so that it holds a small stream of fine clear running
water, with a little square dipping-place left at every door; so
that every family in the town has a clear, clean running river (as
it may be called) just at their own door, and this so much finer,
so much pleasanter, and agreeable to look on than that at Salisbury