|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Lost Continent by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
which went to make up the myriad life of the ancient Thames?
Gone! All gone! Only silence and desolation reigned where
once the commerce of the world had centered.
I could not help but compare this once great water-way with
the waters about our New York, or Rio, or San Diego, or
Valparaiso. They had become what they are today during the
two centuries of the profound peace which we of the navy
have been prone to deplore. And what, during this same
period, had shorn the waters of the Thames of their pristine
Militarist that I am, I could find but a single word of
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Virginian by Owen Wister:
she was only a hen after all. So Em'ly resigned with an
indifference which surprised me, until I remembered that if it
had been chickens, she would have ceased to look after them by
But here she was again "out of a job," as the Virginian said.
"She's raised them puppies for that triflin' setter, and now
she'll be huntin' around for something else useful to do that
ain't in her business.
Now there were other broods of chickens to arrive in the
hen-house, and I did not desire any more bantam and turkey
performances. So, to avoid confusion, I played a trick upon
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Roads of Destiny by O. Henry:
"'Judson,' says she, 'when you are talking to me I can hear nothing
else--I can see nothing else--there is nothing and nobody else in the
world for me.'
"Well, that's about all of the story. Anabela went back to Oratama in
the steamer with me. I never heard what became of Fergus. I never saw
him any more. Anabela is now Mrs. Judson Tate. Has my story bored you
"No," said I. "I am always interested in psychological studies. A
human heart--and especially a woman's--is a wonderful thing to
"It is," said Judson Tate. "And so are the trachea and bronchial tubes