|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Betty Zane by Zane Grey:
Did he call for any particular young lady? Never fear, Betty, I'll keep the
secret. He'll never know you were here unless you tell him yourself."
Meanwhile the days had been busy ones for Col. Zane. In anticipation of an
attack from the Indians, the settlers had been fortifying their refuge and
making the block-house as nearly impregnable as possible. Everything that was
movable and was of value they put inside the stockade fence, out of reach of
the destructive redskins. All the horses and cattle were driven into the
inclosure. Wagon-loads of hay, grain and food were stored away in the
Never before had there been such excitement on the frontier. Runners from Ft.
Pitt, Short Creek, and other settlements confirmed the rumor that all the
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Economist by Xenophon:
but to have my knowledge; and if I am fit myself to stand at the head
of my own business, I presume I should be able to put another in
possession of my knowledge.
 Or, "my other self."
 Lit. "to teach another what I know myself."
Soc. Well then, the first thing he who is properly to take your place
when absent must possess is goodwill towards you and yours; for
without goodwill, what advantage will there be in any knowledge
whatsoever which your bailiff may possess?
Isch. None, Socrates; and I may tell you that a kindly disposition
towards me and mine is precisely what I first endeavour to instil.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Kenilworth by Walter Scott:
the intrusive thoughts which forced on his mind the image of,
Amy, by saying to himself there would be time to think hereafter
how he was to escape from the labyrinth ultimately, since the
pilot who sees a Scylla under his bows must not for the time
think of the more distant dangers of Charybdis.
In this mood the Earl of Leicester that day assumed his chair at
the council table of Elizabeth; and when the hours of business
were over, in this same mood did he occupy an honoured place near
her during her pleasure excursion on the Thames. And never did
he display to more advantage his powers as a politician of the
first rank, or his parts as an accomplished courtier.