|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from War and the Future by H. G. Wells:
by comparison made our western after-the-war problems plain
sailing. He talked of the game of spellicans among the Balkan
nationalities. How was that difficulty to be met? In Macedonia
there were Turkish villages that were Christian and Bulgarians
that were Moslem. There were families that changed the
termination of their names from /ski/ to /off/ as
Serbian or Bulgarian prevailed. I remarked that that showed a
certain passion for peace, and that much of the mischief might be
due to the propaganda of the great Powers. I have a prejudice
against that blessed Whig "principle of nationality," but the
King of Italy was not to be drawn into any statement about that.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Light of Western Stars by Zane Grey:
"Wal, it's sure amazin' strange about Gene. Its got me locoed.
He arrived in El Cajon a week or so ago. He was trained down
like as if he'd been ridin' the range all winter. He hed plenty
of money--Mex, they said. An' all the Greasers was crazy about
him. Called him El Capitan. He got drunk an' went roarin' round
fer Pat Hawe. You remember that Greaser who was plugged last
October--the night Miss Majesty arrived? Wal, he's daid. He's
daid, an' people says thet Pat is a-goin' to lay thet killin'
onto Gene. I reckon thet's jest talk, though Pat is mean enough
to do it, if he hed the nerve. Anyway, if he was in El Cajon he
kept mighty much to hisself. Gene walked up an' down, up an'
The Light of Western Stars
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Mayflower Compact:
computers we used then didn't have lower case at all.
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The Mayflower Compact
November 11, 1620 [This was November 21, old style calendar]