|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield:
staggerer came suddenly rocking into the open from under the trees,
stopped, stared, as suddenly sat down "flop," until its small high-stepping
mother, like a young hen, rushed scolding to its rescue. Other people sat
on the benches and green chairs, but they were nearly always the same,
Sunday after Sunday, and--Miss Brill had often noticed--there was something
funny about nearly all of them. They were odd, silent, nearly all old, and
from the way they stared they looked as though they'd just come from dark
little rooms or even--even cupboards!
Behind the rotunda the slender trees with yellow leaves down drooping, and
through them just a line of sea, and beyond the blue sky with gold-veined
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Court Life in China by Isaac Taylor Headland:
illustrate the instruction which he has received. This is my
devout hope. Let the mourning period be for twenty-seven days
only. Let this be proclaimed to the empire that all may know.' "
Still one more edict was necessary to complete this remarkable
list, and this was sent to the legations on the 17th of November.
It is as follows:
"I have the honour to inform Your Excellency that on the 22d of
the moon [November 15, 1908] I reverently received the following
"We received in our early childhood the love and care of Tze-hsi,
etc., the Great Empress Dowager. Our gratitude is boundless. We
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Men of Iron by Howard Pyle:
the stroke, with a grin of rage raised a heavy clog for one
terrible blow that should finish the fight.
"How now, messieurs?" said a harsh voice, that fell upon the
turmoil like a thunder-clap, and there stood Sir James Lee.
Instantly the struggle ceased, and the combatants scrambled to
The older lads stood silent before their chief, but Myles was
deaf and blind and mad with passion, he knew not where he stood
or what he said or did. White as death, he stood for a while
glaring about him, catching his breath convulsively. Then he
Men of Iron