|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain:
with pretty general approval in the community; knowing that the law
was powerless, in the actual condition of public sentiment,
to protect him, he protected himself.
About the same time, two young men in North Carolina quarreled
about a girl, and 'hostile messages' were exchanged.
Friends tried to reconcile them, but had their labor for their pains.
On the 24th the young men met in the public highway.
One of them had a heavy club in his hand, the other an ax.
The man with the club fought desperately for his life, but it
was a hopeless fight from the first. A well-directed blow
sent his club whirling out of his grasp, and the next moment
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from One Basket by Edna Ferber:
was seeing a procession go marching by. Boys, hundreds of boys,
"Hello! Hello!" The voice took on an anxious note. "Are you
"Jo, there's something the matter. You're sick. I'm coming
"No!" "Why not? You sound as if you'd been sleeping. Look
"Leave me alone!" cried Jo, suddenly, and the receiver clacked
onto the hook. "Leave me alone. Leave me alone." Long after
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Moral Emblems by Robert Louis Stevenson:
And tore the trees and tossed the ships,
He lingered and he licked his lips.
Lo, from within, a hush! the host
Briefly expressed the evening's toast;
And lo, before the lips were dry,
The Deacon rising to reply!
'Here in this house which once I built,
Papered and painted, carved and gilt,
And out of which, to my content,
I netted seventy-five per cent.;
Here at this board of jolly neighbours,