|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Tom Grogan by F. Hopkinson Smith:
Ever since the night Cully, with the news of the hair-breadth
escape of the bid, had dashed back to Tom, waiting around the
corner, he had been the hero of the hour. As she listened to his
description of McGaw when her bid dropped on the table--"Lookin'
like he'd eat sumpin' he couldn't swaller--see?" her face was
radiant, and her sides shook with laughter. She had counted upon
McGaw falling into her trap, and she was delighted over the
success of her experiment. Tom had once before caught him raising
a bid when he discovered that but one had been offered.
In recognition of these valuable services Tom had given Cully two
tickets for a circus which was then charming the inhabitants of
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Duchess of Padua by Oscar Wilde:
Wore such a collar.
Will you not say you love me?
He was a very royal man, King Francis,
Yet he was not royal as you are.
Why need I tell you, Guido, that I love you?
[Takes his head in her hands and turns his face up to her.]
Do you not know that I am yours for ever,
Body and soul?
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Mansion by Henry van Dyke:
that contributed to its solidity and success--the many
industrial, political, benevolent, reformatory, ecclesiastical,
that had made the name of Weightman well known and potent in
church, and state, demanded much attention and careful steering,
in order that each might produce the desired result. There were
board meetings of corporations and hospitals, conferences in
Wall Street and at Albany, consultations and committee meetings
the brownstone mansion.