|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Baby Mine by Margaret Mayo:
with a reproachful look at Jimmy.
"What age is that?" asked the Superintendent.
"I should say a week old," said Aggie.
"Then this is the one for you," decided the Superintendent,
designating his first choice.
"I think we'd better take the Superintendent's advice," said
Zoie looked around the room with a dissatisfied air. Was it
possible that all babies were as homely as these?
"You know, Zoie," explained Aggie, divining her thought, "they
get better looking as they grow older."
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Rescue by Joseph Conrad:
the attempt. Carter had heard something from Wasub. He had made
out enough of this story from the old serang's pidgin English to
know that the Captain's native friends, one of them a woman, had
perished in a mysterious catastrophe. But the why of it, and how
it came about, remained still quite incomprehensible to him. Of
course, a man like the Captain would feel terribly cut up. . . .
"You will be soon yourself again, sir," he said in the kindest
With the same simplicity Lingard shook his head. He was thinking
of the dead Jaffir with his last message delivered and untroubled
now by all these matters of the earth. He had been ordered to
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from An International Episode by Henry James:
"Doesn't all the world know it?" asked Bessie, smiling.
"I assure you I didn't know it!" cried Lord Lambeth.
"Upon my honor I hadn't heard of it. Ask Woodley now;
had I, Woodley?"
"Well, I think you are rather a humbug," said Willie Woodley.
"You don't believe that--do you, Miss Alden?" asked his lordship.
"You don't believe I'm a humbug, eh?"
"No," said Bessie, "I don't."
"You are too tall to stand up, Lord Lambeth," Mrs. Westgate observed.
"You are only tolerable when you sit down. Be so good as to get a chair."
He found a chair and placed it sidewise, close to the two ladies.