|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The White Moll by Frank L. Packard:
time - that she was conscious she would much prefer to have enlisted
on her behalf than against her. The strong, firm chin bore this out.
He was not handsome, but - with a sort of mental jerk, she forced
her mind back to the stark realities of her surroundings. She could
not thank him for what he had done last night. She could not tell
him that she was the White Moll. She could only play out the role
of Gypsy Nan until - until - Her hand tightened with a fierce,
involuntary pressure upon her chin until it brought a physical hurt.
Until what? God alone knew what the end of this miserable,
impossible horror, in which she found herself engulfed, would be!
Her eyes sought his face again. The Adventurer was tactfully
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Caesar's Commentaries in Latin by Julius Caesar:
virtute omnis spes consisteret. Occisis ad hominum milibus IIII reliqui
in oppidum reiecti sunt. Postridie eius diei refractis portis, cum iam
defenderet nemo, atque intromissis militibus nostris, sectionem eius
oppidi universa Caesar vendidit. Ab iis qui emerant capitum numerus ad
eum relatus est milium LIII.
Eodem tempore a P. Crasso, quem cum legione una miserat ad Venetos,
Venellos, Osismos, Coriosolitas, Esuvios, Aulercos, Redones, quae sunt
maritimae civitates Oceanumque attingunt, certior factus est omnes eas
civitates in dicionem potestatemque populi Romani esse redactas.
His rebus gestis omni Gallia pacata, tanta huius belli ad barbaros
opinio perlata est uti ab iis nationibus quae trans Rhenum incolerent
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Edingburgh Picturesque Notes by Robert Louis Stevenson:
quiet country places over in Fife, can see the banner on
the Castle battlements, and the smoke of the Old Town
blowing abroad over the subjacent country. A city that
is set upon a hill. It was, I suppose, from this distant
aspect that she got her nickname of AULD REEKIE. Perhaps
it was given her by people who had never crossed her
doors: day after day, from their various rustic Pisgahs,
they had seen the pile of building on the hill-top, and
the long plume of smoke over the plain; so it appeared to
them; so it had appeared to their fathers tilling the
same field; and as that was all they knew of the place,