|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates by Howard Pyle:
and daring that endear him to our hearts. There is another and
perhaps a greater kinship in that lust for wealth that makes
one's fancy revel more pleasantly in the story of the division of
treasure in the pirate's island retreat, the hiding of his
godless gains somewhere in the sandy stretch of tropic beach,
there to remain hidden until the time should come to rake the
doubloons up again and to spend them like a lord in polite
society, than in the most thrilling tales of his wonderful
escapes from commissioned cruisers through tortuous channels
between the coral reefs.
And what a life of adventure is his, to be sure! A life of
Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Pivot of Civilization by Margaret Sanger:
their families will make for human happiness, and raise the
moral, social and intellectual standards of population?
We sent this questionnaire not only to those who we thought might
agree with us, but we sent it also to our known opponents.
When I arrived at the Town Hall the entrance was guarded by policemen.
They told me there would be no meeting. Before my arrival r
executives had been greeted by Monsignor Dineen, secretary of
Archbishop Hayes, of the Roman Catholic archdiocese, who informed them
that the meeting would be prohibited on the ground that it was
contrary to public morals. The police had closed the doors. When
they opened them to permit the exit of the large audience which had
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Edition of The Ambassadors by Henry James:
this evidently didn't at all, as they say, 'suit' her book.
It was more than she could bear. That was her disappointment."
"You mean you were to have found Chad himself horrible?"
"I was to have found the woman."
"Found her as she imagined her." And Strether paused as if for his
own expression of it he could add no touch to that picture.
His companion had meanwhile thought. "She imagined stupidly--so it
comes to the same thing."
"Stupidly? Oh!" said Strether.
But she insisted. "She imagined meanly."