|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Black Dwarf by Walter Scott:
his own name, had already assembled. The younger part were in
arms and clamorous for revenge, although they knew not upon whom;
the elder were taking measures for the relief of the distressed
family. Annaple's cottage, which was situated down the brook, at
some distance from the scene of mischief, had been hastily
adapted for the temporary accommodation of the old lady and her
daughters, with such articles as had been contributed by the
neighbours, for very little was saved from the wreck.
"Are we to stand here a' day, sirs," exclaimed one tall young
man, "and look at the burnt wa's of our kinsman's house? Every
wreath of the reek is a blast of shame upon us! Let us to horse,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Whirligigs by O. Henry:
they turned to the speaker with a puzzled and frank depre-
cation in their gaze.
"Can't say that we understand you, Mr. Plunkett,"
said Morgan, cheerfully. "Did you say 'Williams'?"
"What's the joke, Bridgy?" asked Reeves, turning,
to the consul with a smile.
Before Bridger could answer Plunkett spoke again.
"I'll explain," he said, quietly. "One of you don't
need any explanation, but this is for the other one. One
of you is Wade Williams of Chatham County, Kentucky.
You murdered your wife on May 5, two years ago, after
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Redheaded Outfield by Zane Grey:
game than baseball--a game with hearts. But we
were playing it with honest motive, for the good
of all concerned, we believed, and on the square.
I sneaked a look now and then up into the grand
stand. Milly and Nan appeared to be getting on
famously. It was certain that Nan was flushed
and excited, no doubt consciously proud of being
seen with my affianced. After the game I chanced
to meet them on their way out. Milly winked at
me, which was her sign that all was working
The Redheaded Outfield