|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The United States Constitution:
after it shall have been presented to him, the Same shall be a Law,
in like Manner as if he had signed it, unless the Congress by their
Adjournment prevent its Return, in which case it shall not be a Law.
Every Order, Resolution, or Vote to which the Concurrence of the Senate
and House of Representatives may be necessary (except on a question
of Adjournment) shall be presented to the President of the United States;
and before the Same shall take Effect, shall be approved by him,
or being disapproved by him, shall be repassed by two thirds of
the Senate and House of Representatives, according to the Rules
and Limitations prescribed in the Case of a Bill.
Section 8. The Congress shall have Power to lay and collect Taxes, Duties,
The United States Constitution
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen:
a devil's face I looked upon."
There was an interval of silence in the room when
Villiers ceased speaking. The light was failing, and all the
tumult of an hour ago was quite hushed. Austin had bent his
head at the close of the story, and his hand covered his eyes.
"What can it mean?" he said at length.
"Who knows, Austin, who knows? It's a black business,
but I think we had better keep it to ourselves, for the present
at any rate. I will see if I cannot learn anything about that
house through private channels of information, and if I do light
upon anything I will let you know."
The Great God Pan
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Rezanov by Gertrude Atherton:
subjects. We have as much need of Europe as you
can have of California, for Mexico is dilatory and
often disregards our orders altogether. One way
or another--we have your promise, Excellency?"
"I shall not leave California without accomplish-
ing what I came for," said Rezanov.
Concha boxed Rosa's ears twice while being
dressed for the ball that evening. It was true that
excitement had reigned throughout the Presidio all
day, for never had a ball been so hastily planned.