|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Iron Puddler by James J. Davis:
whole charge to boil up like an ice-cream soda. The slag
overflows. Redder than strawberry syrup and as hot as the fiery
lake in Hades it flows over the rim of the hearth and out through
the slag-hole. My helper has pushed up a buggy there to receive
it. More than an eighth and sometimes a quarter of the weight of
the pig-iron flows off in slag and is carted away.
Meanwhile I have got the job of my life on my hands. I must
stir my boiling mess with all the strength in my body. For now is
my chance to defeat nature and wring from the loosening grip of
her hand the pure iron she never intended to give us.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne:
to push on to Yeddo.
The Japanese quarter of Yokohama is called Benten, after the
goddess of the sea, who is worshipped on the islands round about.
There Passepartout beheld beautiful fir and cedar groves, sacred
gates of a singular architecture, bridges half hid in the midst
of bamboos and reeds, temples shaded by immense cedar-trees,
holy retreats where were sheltered Buddhist priests and sectaries
of Confucius, and interminable streets, where a perfect harvest of
rose-tinted and red-cheeked children, who looked as if they had been
cut out of Japanese screens, and who were playing in the midst
of short-legged poodles and yellowish cats, might have been gathered.
Around the World in 80 Days
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne:
when he was condemned by the Emir. They therefore
knew who he was and what depended on him.
Michael Strogoff rapidly made up his mind. "Nadia,"
said he, "when they step on board, ask them to come to
It was, in fact, Blount and Jolivet, whom the course of
events had brought to the port of Livenitchnaia, as it had
brought Michael Strogoff. As we know, after having been
present at the entry of the Tartars into Tomsk, they had
departed before the savage execution which terminated the
fete. They had therefore never suspected that their former