|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Tales of the Klondyke by Jack London:
The Minook men turned away in silence, but soon "Rumsky Ho"
floated upon the quiet air, followed by "The Orange and the
Black." Room was made in the circle for Montana Kid and the
policeman, and they quickly caught the ringing rhythm of the
choruses as they drifted on from song to song.
"Oh, Donald, will ye no lend a hand?" Davy sobbed at the foot of
the tree into which his comrade had climbed. "Oh, Donald, man,
will ye no lend a hand?" he sobbed again, his hands bleeding from
vain attempts to scale the slippery trunk.
But Donald had fixed his gaze up river, and now his voice rang
out, vibrant with fear: -
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from On Revenues by Xenophon:
such a measure will be that a larger number of persons, and of a
better class, will be attracted to Athens as a place of residence.
 Or, "offer the fee simple of such property to."
Lastly, if we could bring ourselves to appoint, as a new government
office, a board of guardians of foreign residents like our Guardians
of Orphans, with special privileges assigned to those guardians
who should show on their books the greatest number of resident aliens
--such a measure would tend to improve the goodwill of the class in
question, and in all probability all people without a city of their
own would aspire to the status of foreign residents in Athens, and so
further increase the revenues of the city.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Father Goriot by Honore de Balzac:
and open to that subtle influence of thought and feeling in
others which causes so many strange phenomena that make an
impression upon us of which we are all unconscious at the time.
Nothing escaped his mental vision; he was lynx-eyed; in him the
mental powers of perception, which seem like duplicates of the
senses, had the mysterious power of swift projection that
astonishes us in intellects of a high order--slingers who are
quick to detect the weak spot in any armor.
In the past month Eugene's good qualities and defects had rapidly
developed with his character. Intercourse with the world and the
endeavor to satisfy his growing desires had brought out his