|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte by Karl Marx:
ministers. They had made an alliance with the Socialist leaders.
During February, 1849, reconciliation banquets were held. A common
program was drafted, joint election committees were empanelled, and
fusion candidates were set up. The revolutionary point was thereby
broken off from the social demands of the proletariat and a democratic
turn given to them; while, from the democratic claims of the small
traders' class, the mere political form was rubbed off and the Socialist
point was pushed forward. Thus came the Social Democracy about. The
new Mountain, the result of this combination, contained, with the
exception of some figures from the working class and some Socialist
sectarians, the identical elements of the old Mountain, only numerically
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Oakdale Affair by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
dent fortune, and was far from unhandsome. For years
he had been the hope and despair of every Oakdale
mother with marriageable daughters. The Oakdale
fathers, however, had not been so keen about Reginald.
Men usually know more about the morals of men than
do women. There were those who, if pressed, would
have conceded that Reginald had no morals.
But what place has an obituary in a truthful tale of
adventure and mystery! Reginald Paynter was dead. His
body had been found beside the road just outside the
city limits at mid-night by a party of automobilists re-
The Oakdale Affair
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Virginian by Owen Wister:
"And so I have never been sure how I might choose."
"Yes, you are sure, deary. Don't you think I know you? And when
it comes over Taylor once in a while, and he tells me I'm the
best thing in his life, and I tell him he ain't merely the best
thing but the only thing in mine,--him and the children,--why, we
just agree we'd do it all over the same way if we had the
Molly continued to be industrious.
"And that's why," said Mrs. Taylor, "I want every girl that's
anything to me to know her luck when it comes. For I was that
near telling Taylor I wouldn't!"