|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Bucky O'Connor by William MacLeod Raine:
before his fellow passengers. Nor did it send him into a fit if a
friend happened to drop into his room while he was finishing his
dressing. Bucky agreed with himself that this excess of shyness
was foolishness, and that to indulge the boy was merely to lay up
future trouble for him. A dozen times he was on the point of
speaking his mind on the subject, but some unusual quality of
innocence in the lad tied his tongue.
"Blame it all, I'm getting to be a regular old granny. What
Master Frank needs is a first-class dressing-down, and here the
little cuss has got me bluffed to a fare-you-well so that I'm mum
as a hooter on the nest," he admitted to himself ruefully. "Just
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Rescue by Joseph Conrad:
the brig because when I am on board her, the brig and I are one.
An armed man--don't you see? Without the brig I am disarmed,
without me she can't strike. So Daman thinks. He does not know
everything but he is not far off the truth. He says to himself
that if I man the boats to go after these whites into the lagoon
then his Illanuns will get the yacht for sure--and perhaps the
brig as well. If I stop here with my brig he holds the two white
men and can talk as big as he pleases. Belarab believes in me no
doubt, but Daman trusts no man on earth. He simply does not know
how to trust any one, because he is always plotting himself. He
came to help me and as soon as he found I was not there he began
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from A Horse's Tale by Mark Twain:
"Marse Tom, she don't mean any harm."
"Are you sure of it?"
"Yes, Marse Tom."
"You feel sure she has no ulterior designs?"
"I don't know what that is, Marse Tom, but I know she hasn't."
"Very well, then, for the present I am satisfied. What else have
you come about?"
"I reckon I better tell you the whole thing first, Marse Tom, then
tell you what she wants. There's been an emeute, as she calls it.
It was before she got back with BB. The officer of the day