|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Tales of the Klondyke by Jack London:
Sayther's death. That was a year ago. I also said that if you
did not come out to me, I would go in to you. And as I had often
promised, I came."
"I know of no promise."
"In the earlier letters?"
"Yes, you promised, but as I neither asked nor answered, it was
unratified. So I do not know of any such promise. But I do know
of another, which you, too, may remember. It was very long ago."
He dropped the axe-handle to the floor and raised his head. "It
was so very long ago, yet I remember it distinctly, the day, the
time, every detail. We were in a rose garden, you and I,--your
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe:
Such a piece of basket-work, I believe, was never seen in the
world, nor a house or tent so neatly contrived, much less so built.
In this great bee-hive lived the three families, that is to say,
Will Atkins and his companion; the third was killed, but his wife
remained with three children, and the other two were not at all
backward to give the widow her full share of everything, I mean as
to their corn, milk, grapes, &c., and when they killed a kid, or
found a turtle on the shore; so that they all lived well enough;
though it was true they were not so industrious as the other two,
as has been observed already.
One thing, however, cannot be omitted, viz. that as for religion, I
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Russia in 1919 by Arthur Ransome:
working against a dictatorship of the bourgeoisie, and
calling upon their troops to overthrow the usurping
governments in Siberia, and elsewhere. This repentance,
however, had come rather late and there were those who did
not share it. He said finally that the Executive Committee
must remember that it was not a party considering its
relations with another party, but an organ of government
considering the attitude of the country towards a party which
in the most serious moment of Russian history had
admittedly made grave mistakes and helped Russia's
enemies. Now, in this difficult moment, every one who was