|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad:
upturned exactly under mine.
"Cramp," it answered, no louder. Then slightly anxious, "I say,
no need to call anyone."
"I was not going to," I said.
"Are you alone on deck?"
I had somehow the impression that he was on the point of letting go the ladder
to swim away beyond my ken--mysterious as he came. But, for the moment,
this being appearing as if he had risen from the bottom of the sea
(it was certainly the nearest land to the ship) wanted only to know the time.
I told him. And he, down there, tentatively:
The Secret Sharer
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell:
"Yes, I am interested in some honest enterprises."
"There are other banks--"
"Plenty of them. And if I can manage it, you'll play hell getting
a cent from any of them. You can go to the Carpetbag usurers if
you want money."
"I'll go to them with pleasure."
"You'll go but with little pleasure when you learn their rates of
interest. My pretty, there are penalties in the business world for
crooked dealing. You should have played straight with me."
"You're a fine man, aren't you? So rich and powerful yet picking
Gone With the Wind
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Door in the Wall, et. al. by H. G. Wells:
a quick perception of the approach of his paces, rushed in on one
another. He sprang forward, and then saw he must be caught, and
SWISH! the spade had struck. He felt the soft thud of hand
and arm, and the man was down with a yell of pain, and he was
Through! And then he was close to the street of houses again,
and blind men, whirling spades and stakes, were running with a
reasoned swiftness hither and thither.
He heard steps behind him just in time, and found a tall man
rushing forward and swiping at the sound of him. He lost his
nerve, hurled his spade a yard wide of this antagonist, and whirled