|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from War and the Future by H. G. Wells:
content to let her allies make an advantageous peace and herself
still go on fighting Germany. She does not intend to let that
furtively created German mercantile marine ship or coal or exist
upon the high seas--so long as it can be used as an economic
weapon against her. Neither Britain nor France nor Italy can
tolerate anything of the sort.
It has been the peculiar boast of Great Britain that her shipping
has been unpatriotic. She has been the impartial carrier of the
whole world. Her shippers may have served their own profit; they
have never served hers. The fluctuations of freight charges may
have been a universal nuisance, but they have certainly not been
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Lock and Key Library by Julian Hawthorne, Ed.:
Margrave's boasted secret; but at least in that secret was hope.
In recognized science I saw only despair.
And at that thought all dread of this mysterious visitor vanished--
all anxiety to question more of his attributes or his history. His
life itself became to me dear and precious. What if it should fail
me in the steps of the process, whatever that was, by which the
life of my Lilian might be saved!
The shades of evening were now closing in. I remembered that I had
left Margrave without even food for many hours. I stole round to
the back of the house, filled a basket with elements more generous
than those of the former day; extracted fresh drugs from my stores,
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Virginibus Puerisque by Robert Louis Stevenson:
light of creatures brutally strong and brutally silly; among
whom they condescended to dwell in obedience like a
philosopher at a barbarous court. At times, indeed, they
display an arrogance of disregard that is truly staggering.
Once, when I was groaning aloud with physical pain, a young
gentleman came into the room and nonchalantly inquired if I
had seen his bow and arrow. He made no account of my groans,
which he accepted, as he had to accept so much else, as a
piece of the inexplicable conduct of his elders; and like a
wise young gentleman, he would waste no wonder on the subject.
Those elders, who care so little for rational enjoyment, and