|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Brother of Daphne by Dornford Yates:
lifted the cat's basket out of his wife's cab. Then he suffered
himself to be conducted to the sitting-room which I had engaged
on the first floor.
Five minutes later Daphne burst into the room.
"What on earth's the matter with the people here?" she demanded.
"Half the staff are feeling all over the inside of our cab, and
the porter keeps asking me if I'm sure the cat was put in at the
station. Is this some of your doing?"
"Possibly some idle banter-"
"I knew it," said Daphne. If this is how you begin, we shan't
get out of Munich alive."
The Brother of Daphne
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Long Odds by H. Rider Haggard:
richly deserved, and then, having tied old Kaptein up to the disselboom
with a reim, they took their assegais and sticks, and started. I would
have gone too, only I knew that somebody must look after the waggon, and
I did not like to leave either of the boys with it at night. I was in a
very bad temper, indeed, although I was pretty well used to these sort
of occurrences, and soothed myself by taking a rifle and going to kill
something. For a couple of hours I poked about without seeing anything
that I could get a shot at, but at last, just as I was again within
seventy yards of the waggon, I put up an old Impala ram from behind a
mimosa thorn. He ran straight for the waggon, and it was not till he
was passing within a few feet of it that I could get a decent shot at
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Men of Iron by Howard Pyle:
of the jousting lance, of arms, and of horsemanship. Thou art to
go to Ralph Smith, and have him fit a suit of plain armor to thee
which he hath been charged to make for thee against this time. So
get thee gone, think well over all these matters, and prepare
thyself by next Monday. But stay, sirrah," he added, as Myles,
dazed and bewildered, turned to obey; "breathe to no living soul
what I ha' told thee--that my Lord is thy friend--neither speak
of anything concerning him. Such is his own heavy command laid
Then Myles turned again without a word to leave the room. But as
he reached the door Sir James stopped him a second time.
Men of Iron