|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Octopus by Frank Norris:
thong that hung from a hole in the door above the knob.
But the maid-servant, who, after a long interval opened the door,
blinking and confused at being roused from her sleep, told
Vanamee that Sarria was not in his room. Vanamee, however, was
known to her as the priest's protege and great friend, and she
allowed him to enter, telling him that, no doubt, he would find
Sarria in the church itself. The servant led the way down the
cool adobe passage to a larger room that occupied the entire
width of the bottom of the belfry tower, and whence a flight of
aged steps led upward into the dark. At the foot of the stairs
was a door opening into the church. The servant admitted
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Wheels of Chance by H. G. Wells:
them all their names then, and they answered indistinct murmurs.
He gave it up at last and became passive on his gate, and so at
length they tired of him.
The couple under observation occupied the inn so long that Mr.
Hoopdriver at the thought of their possible employment hungered
as well as thirsted. Clearly, they were lunching. It was a
cloudless day, and the sun at the meridian beat down upon the top
of Mr. Hoopdriver's head, a shower bath of sunshine, a huge jet
of hot light. It made his head swim. At last they emerged, and
the other man in brown looked back and saw him. They rode on to
the foot of the down, and dismounting began to push tediously up
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Riverman by Stewart Edward White:
been drowned out. At the moment, Captain Marsh was bending over
examining a bad break in the overhang--the only material damage the
tug had sustained.
At sight of him the crowd set up a yell. He paid no attention. One
of the life-saving men tossed a mooring line ashore. It was seized
by a dozen men. Then for the first time somebody noticed that
although the tug had come to a standstill, her screw was still
turning slowly over and over, holding her against the erratic strong
jerking of a slender rope that ran through her stern chocks and into
"He got it aboard!" yelled the man, pointing.