|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from In the Cage by Henry James:
answer that this profundity was just his pride, and he pitted
Ramsgate against Bournemouth and even Boulogne against Jersey--for
he had great ideas--with all the mastery of detail that was some
day, professionally, to carry him afar.
The longer the time since she had seen Captain Everard the more she
was booked, as she called it, to pass Park Chambers; and this was
the sole amusement that in the lingering August days and the
twilights sadly drawn out it was left her to cultivate. She had
long since learned to know it for a feeble one, though its
feebleness was perhaps scarce the reason for her saying to herself
each evening as her time for departure approached: "No, no--not
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Persuasion by Jane Austen:
Mary sat down for a moment, but it would not do; she was sure Louisa
had found a better seat somewhere else, and she would go on
till she overtook her.
Anne, really tired herself, was glad to sit down; and she very soon heard
Captain Wentworth and Louisa in the hedge-row, behind her, as if
making their way back along the rough, wild sort of channel, down the
centre. They were speaking as they drew near. Louisa's voice was
the first distinguished. She seemed to be in the middle of some
eager speech. What Anne first heard was--
"And so, I made her go. I could not bear that she should be frightened
from the visit by such nonsense. What! would I be turned back from
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Heritage of the Desert by Zane Grey:
"What will it all lead to?" asked August Naab, and in his extremity he
appealed to his eldest son.
"The bars are down," said Snap Naab, with a click of his long teeth.
"Father," began Dave Naab earnestly, "Jack has done a splendid thing.
The news will fly over Utah like wildfire. Mormons are slow. They need
a leader. But they can follow and they will. We can't cure these evils
by hoping and praying. We've got to fight!"
"Dave's right, dad, it means fight," cried George, with his fist clinched
"You've been wrong, father, in holding back," said Make Naab, his lean
The Heritage of the Desert