|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Gods of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
of his rank appeared on deck and welcomed Xodar to the vessel,
and in the latter's wake we filed aboard and below.
The cabin in which we found ourselves extended entirely
across the ship, having port-holes on either side below the
water line. No sooner were all below than a number of
commands were given, in accordance with which the hatch
was closed and secured, and the vessel commenced to vibrate
to the rhythmic purr of its machinery.
"Where can we be going in such a tiny pool of water?" asked Phaidor.
"Not up," I replied, "for I noticed particularly that while the
building is roofless it is covered with a strong metal grating."
The Gods of Mars
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson:
more full and far the more entertaining, being from the lively pen of
my eldest daughter. 'Here is all the town bizzing with a fine piece of
work,' she writes, 'and what would make the thing more noted (if it
were only known) the malefactor is a PROTEGEE of his lordship my papa.
I am sure your heart is too much in your duty (if it were nothing else)
to have forgotten Grey Eyes. What does she do, but get a broad hat
with the flaps open, a long hairy-like man's greatcoat, and a big
gravatt; kilt her coats up to GUDE KENS WHAUR, clap two pair of boot-
hose upon her legs, take a pair of CLOUTED BROGUES in her hand, and off
to the Castle! Here she gives herself out to be a soutar in the employ
of James More, and gets admitted to his cell, the lieutenant (who seems
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from King Henry VI by William Shakespeare:
It most of all these reasons bindeth us,
In our opinions she should be preferr'd.
For what is wedlock forced but a hell,
An age of discord and continual strife?
Whereas the contrary bringeth bliss,
And is a pattern of celestial peace.
Whom should we match with Henry, being a king,
But Margaret, that is daughter to a king?
Her peerless feature, joined with her birth,
Approves her fit for none but for a king;
Her valiant courage and undaunted spirit,