|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Underdogs by Mariano Azuela:
that. I'm thinking they've got it buried in the well, in a
The mob moves slowly; some carry ropes to tie about
their bundles, others wooden trays. The women open
out their aprons or shawls calculating their capacity. All
give thanks to Divine Providence as they wait for their
share of the booty.
When Demetrio announces that he will not allow loot-
ing and orders them to disband, the mob, disconsolate,
obeys him, and soon scatters; but there is a dull rumor
among the soldiers and no one moves from his place.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Woman and Labour by Olive Schreiner:
few puerile attempts to enforce trivial disabilities on the ground of
abstract convictions. The vanguard of humanity has won its battle for
freedom of thought.
But, to the men and women taking part in that mighty movement during the
long centuries of the past, probably nothing was quite clear, in the
majority of cases, but their own immediate move. Not the leaders--most
certainly not good old Martin Luther, even when he gave utterance to his
immortal "I can no otherwise" (the eternal justification of all reformers
and social innovators!), understood the whole breadth of the battlefield on
which they were engaged, or grasped with precision the issues which were
involved. The valiant Englishman, who, as the flames shot up about him,
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Witch, et. al by Anton Chekhov:
train's not coming in to-morrow! I shall have to go away
"Savka," I shouted. "Savka."
I was not answered even by an echo. Agafya moved uneasily and sat
"It's time I was going," she said in an agitated voice. "The
train will be here directly! I know when the trains come in."
The poor woman was not mistaken. Before a quarter of an hour had
passed a sound was heard in the distance.
Agafya kept her eyes fixed on the copse for a long time and moved
her hands impatiently.