|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Lin McLean by Owen Wister:
"I'm starting for him in the Buffalo stage," continued the girl.
"Then I'll have your company on a weary road," said I; for my journey was
now to that part of the cattle country.
"To Buffalo?" she said, quickly. "Then maybe you--maybe--My brother is
Nate Buckner." She paused. "Then you're not acquainted with him?"
"I may have seen him," I answered, slowly. "But faces and names out here
come and go."
I knew him well enough. He was in jail, convicted of forgery last week,
waiting to go to the penitentiary for five years. And even this wild
border community that hated law courts and punishments had not been
sorry, for he had cheated his friends too often, and the wide charity of
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from King Lear by William Shakespeare:
ACT IV. Scene I.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde:
LORD GORING. Certainly, father. But let us go into another room.
[Rings bell.] There is a dreadful draught here. [Enter PHIPPS.]
Phipps, is there a good fire in the smoking-room?
PHIPPS. Yes, my lord.
LORD GORING. Come in there, father. Your sneezes are quite
LORD CAVERSHAM. Well, sir, I suppose I have a right to sneeze when I
LORD GORING. [Apologetically.] Quite so, father. I was merely
LORD CAVERSHAM. Oh, damn sympathy. There is a great deal too much