|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Market-Place by Harold Frederic:
"No you're not, Lou," he replied, coaxingly. "I really
mean it all--every word of it--and more. It only occurred
to me that it would all go better, if you helped.
Can't you understand how I should feel that?"
She seemed in a grudging way to accept anew his professions
of sincerity, but she resisted all attempts to extract
any promise. "I don't believe in crossing a bridge till I get
to it," she declared, when, on the point of his departure,
he last raised the question, and it had to be left at that.
He took with him some small books she had tied in a parcel,
and told him to read. She had spoken so confidently
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas:
scandal! you understand; a scandal which forces a brother to
hide his face."
Fouquet colored. "And you veiled it?" said the
"No, for it so happened I had one of my men in the crowd; a
new recruit from the provinces, one M. Menneville, whom I
like very much. He made his way through the press, saying to
the joker: `Mille barbes! Monsieur the false joker, here's a
thrust for Colbert!' `And one for Fouquet,' replied the
joker. Upon which they drew in front of the cook's shop,
with a hedge of the curious round them, and five hundred as
Ten Years Later
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Bucky O'Connor by William MacLeod Raine:
company. I was expecting to pay off the men next Tuesday."
"Hope we'll be able to run them down for you," returned Collins
cheerfully. "I suppose you lay it to Wolf Leroy's gang?"
"Of course. The work was too well done to leave any doubt of
that." The major resumed his seat behind Miss Wainwright.
To that young woman the sheriff repeated his unanswered question
in the form of a statement. "I'm waiting to learn that better
She was possessed of that spice of effrontery more to be desired
than beauty. "Shall we say that you had no wish to injure your