|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Poor and Proud by Oliver Optic:
was very respectable; Mrs. Colvin, the washer-woman, was very
respectable, so were Mrs. Howard, the tailoress, Mr. Brown, the
lumper, and Mr. Sneed, the mason.
Katy's mother lived in a small house, with three other families.
She occupied two rooms, for which she paid four dollars a month,
the amount of rent now due and unpaid. Dr. Flynch took a great
deal of pleasure in telling Mrs. Redburn how his humanity and his
regard for the welfare of the poor had induced him to fix the
rent at so cheap a rate; but he always finished by assuring her
that this sum must be promptly paid, and that no excuses could
ever have any weight.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Death of the Lion by Henry James:
he should need to be, I committed to paper the main heads of my
impression. Then thinking to commend myself to Mr. Pinhorn by my
celerity, I walked out and posted my little packet before luncheon.
Once my paper was written I was free to stay on, and if it was
calculated to divert attention from my levity in so doing I could
reflect with satisfaction that I had never been so clever. I don't
mean to deny of course that I was aware it was much too good for
Mr. Pinhorn; but I was equally conscious that Mr. Pinhorn had the
supreme shrewdness of recognising from time to time the cases in
which an article was not too bad only because it was too good.
There was nothing he loved so much as to print on the right
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Dunwich Horror by H. P. Lovecraft:
'Inbreeding?' Armitage muttered half-aloud to himself.
'Great God, what simpletons! Show them Arthur Machen's Great God
Pan and they'll think it a common Dunwich scandal! But what thing
- what cursed shapeless influence on or off this three-dimensional
earth - was Wilbur Whateley's father? Born on Candlemas - nine
months after May Eve of 1912, when the talk about the queer earth
noises reached clear to Arkham - what walked on the mountains
that May night? What Roodmas horror fastened itself on the world
in half-human flesh and blood?'
During the ensuing weeks Dr
The Dunwich Horror