|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie:
"This is the first we have heard of the deceased taking
strychnine at the time of her death. We are much obliged to you,
Dr. Wilkins was recalled and ridiculed the idea.
"What Mr. Cavendish suggests is quite impossible. Any doctor
would tell you the same. Strychnine is, in a certain sense, a
cumulative poison, but it would be quite impossible for it to
result in sudden death in this way. There would have to be a
long period of chronic symptoms which would at once have
attracted my attention. The whole thing is absurd."
"And the second suggestion? That Mrs. Inglethorp may have
The Mysterious Affair at Styles
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Young Forester by Zane Grey:
the Mexican vanished, and with it the old hunger to be in the thick of Wild
Western life. I was afraid that I was going to see a man killed without
being able to lift a hand to prevent it.
The rangers marched me between them down the street and into the corner
saloon. Dick held me half behind him with his left hand while Jim sauntered
ahead. Strangest of all the things that had happened was the sudden
silencing of the noisy crowd.
The Mexican was not there. His companions, Bud and Bill, as Buell had
called them, were sitting at a table, and as Jim Williams walked into the
center of the room they slowly and gradually rose to their feet. One was a
swarthy man with evil eyes and a scar on his cheek; the other had a brick-
The Young Forester