|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from An Historical Mystery by Honore de Balzac:
Gothard, instructed no doubt by Monsieur de Grandville, for up to that
time he had only wept when they questioned him, admitted that Michu
had told him to carry the plaster.
"Why did neither you nor Gothard take the justice of peace and the
forester to the stone post and show them your work?" said the public
prosecutor, addressing Michu.
"Because," replied the man, "I didn't believe there was any serious
accusation against us."
All the prisoners except Gothard were now removed from the courtroom.
When Gothard was left alone the president adjured him to speak the
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Mayflower Compact:
computers we used then didn't have lower case at all.
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containing them all, in order to improve the content ratios of
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The Mayflower Compact
November 11, 1620 [This was November 21, old style calendar]
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Wrong Box by Stevenson & Osbourne:
'It's the childishest folly,' said John; 'but no man shall call
me a coward,' and he began to help his brother grudgingly.
The soil was sandy and light, but matted with the roots of the
surrounding firs. Gorse tore their hands; and as they baled the
sand from the grave, it was often discoloured with their blood.
An hour passed of unremitting energy upon the part of Morris, of
lukewarm help on that of John; and still the trench was barely
nine inches in depth. Into this the body was rudely flung: sand
was piled upon it, and then more sand must be dug, and gorse had
to be cut to pile on that; and still from one end of the sordid
mound a pair of feet projected and caught the light upon their