|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu by Sax Rohmer:
"Mr. Henderson!" I cried, "relight the lantern and take
charge of Lord Southery. Here is my flask on the floor.
I rely upon you."
Smith's revolver spoke again as I went bounding up the stair.
Black against the square of moonlight I saw him stagger, I saw him fall.
As he fell, for the third time, I heard the crack of his revolver.
Instantly I was at his side. Somewhere along the black aisle
beneath the trees receding footsteps pattered.
"Are you hurt, Smith?" I cried anxiously.
He got upon his feet.
"He has a dacoit with him," he replied, and showed me the long curved
The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Frankenstein by Mary Shelley:
she had suffered, and how she had been relieved--for her to act in
her turn the guardian angel to the afflicted. During one of their
walks a poor cot in the foldings of a vale attracted their notice
as being singularly disconsolate, while the number of half-clothed
children gathered about it spoke of penury in its worst shape.
One day, when my father had gone by himself to Milan, my mother,
accompanied by me, visited this abode. She found a peasant and his
wife, hard working, bent down by care and labour, distributing a
scanty meal to five hungry babes. Among these there was one which
attracted my mother far above all the rest. She appeared of a
different stock. The four others were dark-eyed, hardy little
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Vision Splendid by William MacLeod Raine:
"Dunn's story covers the whole affair. I don't like some features
of it, but our friends say it ought to be run as it stands. I've
written three columns of editorial stuff dealing with the
situation. And here's a story calling for a mass meeting in front
of the State House to-morrow morning."
"You'll speak to the people?"
"I'll say a few words. Hardy and Rawson will be the speakers."
"Pity we've lost your cousin. He'd stir them up."
The muscles stood out on Jeff's lean jaw. James was a subject he
could not yet discuss. "We're nailing the No Compromise flag to
our masthead, Jenkins. We've got to prevent them from forcing