|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Bucky O'Connor by William MacLeod Raine:
candle, in a cotton nightgown borrowed from a Mexican menial, a
prisoner of the very man who had robbed her and the recipient of
a practical confession of love from him not three hours earlier!
Surely here was a situation to beggar romance. But before she had
finished reading the reality was still more unbelievable.
I have just met for the first time the woman I am going to marry
if God is good to one. I am writing this because I want her to
know it as soon as I decently can. Of course, I am not worthy of
her, but then I don't know any man that is.
So the fact goes--I'm bound to marry her if there's nobody else
in the way. This isn't conceit. It is a deep-seated certainty I
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas:
The young men had no objection to this proposition; on the
contrary, they thought it very timely.
They mounted again at once, whilst looks of admiration
passed between them. They were indeed two elegant horsemen,
with figures slight and upright, noble faces, bright and
proud looks, loyal and intelligent smiles.
De Guiche might have been about eighteen years of age, but
he was scarcely taller than Raoul, who was only fifteen.
The halt at Noyon was but brief, every one there being
Twenty Years After
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Call of the Canyon by Zane Grey:
I love him more than you or anybody."
"My Heaven! Flo--you'll ruin us all!" he exclaimed, hoarsely.
"No, I won't either. You can't say I'm not level headed. I hated to tell
you this, Lee, but you made me."
"Flo, you love me an' him--two men?" queried Stanton, incredulously.
"I shore do," she drawled, with a soft laugh. "And it's no fun."
"Reckon I don't cut much of a figure alongside Kilbourne," said Stanton,
"Lee, you could stand alongside any man," replied Flo, eloquently. "You're
Western, and you're steady and loyal, and you'll--well, some day you'll be
like dad. Could I say more? . . . But, Lee, this man is different. He is
The Call of the Canyon