|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne:
"Well, and does Nicholl understand what that means?"
"Of course, Michel," replied the captain. "All these signs,
which seem cabalistic to you, form the plainest, the clearest,
and the most logical language to those who know how to read it."
"And you pretend, Nicholl," asked Michel, "that by means of
these hieroglyphics, more incomprehensible than the Egyptian
Ibis, you can find what initiatory speed it was necessary to
give the projectile?"
"Incontestably," replied Nicholl; "and even by this same formula
I can always tell you its speed at any point of its transit."
"On your word?"
From the Earth to the Moon
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Records of a Family of Engineers by Robert Louis Stevenson:
her cargo, and those who navigated her, from thus reversing
her voyage. It may be noticed that this was the first
instance of a praam-boat having been sent from the Bell Rock
with any part of her cargo on board, and was considered so
uncommon an occurrence that it became a topic of conversation
among the seamen and artificers.
[Tuesday, 12th June]
To-day the stones formerly sent from the rock were safely
landed, notwithstanding the augury of the seamen in
consequence of their being sent away two days before.
[Thursday, 14th June]
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Case of The Lamp That Went Out by Grace Isabel Colbron and Augusta Groner:
house in the centre of the great stretch of park to the little
gate where she waited. In a few moments, however, the door was
opened and a pleasant-faced woman exchanged a friendly greeting
with the girl and took the cans from her.
Anna hastened onward with her usual energetic step. The four houses
in that street were already served and she was now bound for the
homes of customers several squares away. Then her step slowed just
a bit. She was a quiet, thoughtful girl and the lovely peace of
this bright morning sank into her heart and made her rejoice in
its beauty. All around her the foliage was turning gently to its
autumn glory of colouring and the dewdrops on the rich-hued leaves