|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Malbone: An Oldport Romance by Thomas Wentworth Higginson:
"Yes," said Aunt Jane. "I mean to send them back and have new
leaves put in. These are so wretched, there is not a teakettle
in the land so insignificant that it would boil over them.
Don't let us talk any more about it. Have Philip and Hope gone
out upon the water?"
"Yes, dear," said Kate. "Did Ruth tell you?"
"When did that aimless infant ever tell anything?"
"Then how did you know it?"
"If I waited for knowledge till that sweet-tempered parrot
chose to tell me," Aunt Jane went on, "I should be even more
foolish than I am."
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Riverman by Stewart Edward White:
We'll make it out to-night. I am to bring it in Monday."
"I see we're hung up here over Sunday," observed Newmark. "No
Sunday trains to Redding."
Orde became grave.
"I know it. I tried to hurry matters to catch the six o'clock, but
couldn't make it." His round, jolly face fell sombre, as though a
light within had been extinguished. After a moment the light
returned. "Can't be helped," said he philosophically.
They ate hungrily, then drifted out into the office again, where
Orde lit a cigar.
"Now, let's see your memoranda," said Newmark.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Breaking Point by Mary Roberts Rinehart:
of my Lord and Master, I am sorry. But he knows that I did it for
"I deliberately built up for Judson Clark a new identity. He was
my nephew, my brother Henry's son. He had the traditions of an
honorable family to carry on, and those traditions were honor,
integrity, clean living and work. I did not stress love, for that I
felt must be experienced, not talked about. But love was to be the
foundation on which I built. The boy had had no love in his life.
"It has worked out. I may not live to see it at its fullest, but
I defy the world to produce today a finer or more honorable
gentleman, a more useful member of the community. And it will last.
The Breaking Point