|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne:
trouble. Then came my uncle and myself, looking not so very
ill-mounted on our small but hardy animals.
Iceland is one of the largest islands in Europe. Its surface is
14,000 square miles, and it contains but 16,000 inhabitants.
Geographers have divided it into four quarters, and we were crossing
diagonally the south-west quarter, called the 'Sudvester Fjordungr.'
On leaving Rejkiavik Hans took us by the seashore. We passed lean
pastures which were trying very hard, but in vain, to look green;
yellow came out best. The rugged peaks of the trachyte rocks
presented faint outlines on the eastern horizon; at times a few
patches of snow, concentrating the vague light, glittered upon the
Journey to the Center of the Earth
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Ann Veronica by H. G. Wells:
restrictions, and I cower--as we all cower--with a blushing and
paralyzed mind until it overtakes me! . . .
"I'll be hanged if I do."
But she could not talk freely about love, she found, for all that
Ramage seemed always fencing about the forbidden topic, probing
for openings, and she wondered why she did not give him them.
But something instinctive prevented that, and with the finest
resolve not to be "silly" and prudish she found that whenever he
became at all bold in this matter she became severely scientific
and impersonal, almost entomological indeed, in her method; she
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Man against the Sky by Edwin Arlington Robinson:
-- ~Review of Reviews~.
". . . His handling of Greek themes reveals him as
a lyrical poet of inimitable charm and skill." -- ~Reedy's Mirror~.
"A poem that must endure; if things that deserve long life get it."
-- ~N. Y. Evening Sun~.
"Wherever you hear people who know speak of American poets . . .
they assume that you take the genius and place of Edwin Arlington Robinson
as granted. . . . A man with something to say that has value and beauty.
His thought is deep and his ideas are high and stimulating."
-- ~Boston Transcript~.
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