|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from McTeague by Frank Norris:
fifty dollars. She says they're hard up."
"Well," said the dentist, after a moment, "well, I guess we
can send it, can't we?"
"Oh, that's easy to say," complained Trina, her little chin
in the air, her small pale lips pursed. "I wonder if mamma
thinks we're millionaires?"
"Trina, you're getting to be regular stingy," muttered
McTeague. "You're getting worse and worse every day."
"But fifty dollars is fifty dollars, Mac. Just think how
long it takes you to earn fifty dollars. Fifty dollars!
That's two months of our interest."
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Brother of Daphne by Dornford Yates:
be sent on all right," said Daphne "That's nothing. What about
my fan? You're not a bit sorry for me about that."
"I have already been sorry about it. I was sorry for you on
Friday just by the sideboard. I remember it perfectly. All the
same, if you will waste Berry's substance at places of
entertainment in the West End, and then fling a priceless
heirloom down in the hall of the theatre, you mustn't be
surprised if some flat-footed seeker after pleasure treads on
"He was a very nice man, and his feet weren't a bit flat."
"I believe you did it on purpose to get into conversation with
The Brother of Daphne
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Reign of King Edward the Third by William Shakespeare:
And then too late he would redeem his time,
When frozen cold hath nipped his careless head.
He, that no sooner will provide a Cloak,
Then when he sees it doth begin to reign,
May, peradventure, for his negligence,
Be throughly washed, when he suspects it not.
We that have charge and such a train as this,
Must look in time to look for them and us,
Least, when we would, we cannot be relieved.
Belike, you then despair of all success,