|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson:
member, of the first Electrical Standards Committee. The
experimental work of first making practical standards, founded on
the absolute system, which led to the unit now known as the British
Association ohm, was chiefly performed by Clerk Maxwell and Jenkin.
The realisation of the great practical benefit which has resulted
from the experimental and scientific work of the Committee is
certainly in a large measure due to Jenkin's zeal and perseverance
as secretary, and as editor of the volume of Collected Reports of
the work of the Committee, which extended over eight years, from
1861 till 1869. The volume of Reports included Jenkin's Cantor
Lectures of January, 1866, 'On Submarine Telegraphy,' through which
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Forged Coupon by Leo Tolstoy:
"Tell the truth, I say, or I'll kill you!"
Ivan Mironov kept silent, trying to avoid the
blows by stooping. Stepan hit him twice more
with his long arm. Ivan Mironov remained
silent, turning his head backwards and forwards.
"Beat him, all of you!" cried the bailiff, and
the whole crowd rushed upon Ivan Mironov. He
fell without a word to the ground, and then
"Devils, wild beasts, kill me if that's what you
want! I am not afraid of you!"
The Forged Coupon
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Voice of the City by O. Henry:
me, if you please."
"Candy man," she said, softly and deeply, "yet
you shall say that I am beautiful. All men say so
and so shall you."
The candy man laughed and pulled out his pipe.
"Well," said be, "I must be goin' in. There is a
story in the evenin' paper that I am readin'. Men
are divin' in the seas for a treasure, and pirates are
watchin' them from behind a reef. And there ain't
a woman on land or water or in the air. Good-
The Voice of the City