|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Dust by Mr. And Mrs. Haldeman-Julius:
about, with much energy, to achieve order, valiantly fighting
back her insistent tears as she worked.
Meanwhile, Martin, totally oblivious of any cause for storm, was
making trips to and from the barrel which contained shorts mixed
with water' skimmed milk and house slops, the screaming,
scrambling shoats gulping the pork-making mixture as rapidly as
he could fetch it. He worked unconsciously, thinking, typically,
not of Rose's reaction to this new life, but of what it held in
store for himself.
He glanced toward the shack. Already the mere fact of a woman's
presence beneath its roof seemed, to him, to give it a different
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Maitre Cornelius by Honore de Balzac:
added, sitting down and holding out his arms to her. "How thin you
have grown! Why have you let her grow so thin?" said the king,
roughly, addressing the Comte de Poitiers.
The jealous husband cast so frightened a look at his wife that she
almost pitied him.
"Happiness, sire!" he stammered.
"Ah! you love each other too much,--is that it?" said the king,
holding his daughter between his knees. "I did right to call you Mary-
full-of-grace. Coyctier, leave us! Now, then, what do you want of me?"
he said to his daughter the moment the doctor had gone. "After sending
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson:
with fright, so on I went as quick as possible. I heard no more
discharges. When I got half way home, I found my way blocked up by
troops. That way or the Boulevards I must pass. In the Boulevards
they were fighting, and I was afraid all other passages might be
blocked up . . . and I should have to sleep in a hotel in that
case, and then my mamma - however, after a long DETOUR, I found a
passage and ran home, and in our street joined papa.
'. . . I'll tell you to-morrow the other facts gathered from
newspapers and papa. . . . Tonight I have given you what I have
seen with my own eyes an hour ago, and began trembling with
excitement and fear. If I have been too long on this one subject,