|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Lone Star Ranger by Zane Grey:
observer, however, would have noted a singular fact--this
rider's right hand was more bronzed, more weather-beaten than
his left. He never wore a glove on that right hand!
He had dismounted before a ramshackle structure that bore upon
its wide, high-boarded front the sign, "Hotel." There were
horsemen coming and going down the wide street between its rows
of old stores, saloons, and houses. Ord certainly did not look
enterprising. Americans had manifestly assimilated much of the
leisure of the Mexicans. The hotel had a wide platform in
front, and this did duty as porch and sidewalk. Upon it, and
leaning against a hitching-rail, were men of varying ages, most
The Lone Star Ranger
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Falk by Joseph Conrad:
gantic force, and like the pathos of a child's naive
nd uncontrolled desire. He wanted that girl, and
the utmost that can be said for him was that he
wanted that particular girl alone. I think I saw
then the obscure beginning, the seed germinating
in the soil of an unconscious need, the first shoot
of that tree bearing now for a mature mankind the
flower and the fruit, the infinite gradation in
shades and in flavour of our discriminating love.
He was a child. He was as frank as a child too.
He was hungry for the girl, terribly hungry, as
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte:
'I know,' said I, 'everybody is not like Mr. and Mrs. Bloomfield -
'Some are worse,' interrupted my mother.
'But not many, I think,' replied I, 'and I'm sure all children are
not like theirs; for I and Mary were not: we always did as you bid
us, didn't we?'
'Generally: but then, I did not spoil you; and you were not
perfect angels after all: Mary had a fund of quiet obstinacy, and
you were somewhat faulty in regard to temper; but you were very
good children on the whole.'
'I know I was sulky sometimes, and I should have been glad to see