|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Young Forester by Zane Grey:
stop fire an' reckless cuttin'. The first thing is to overcome the
opposition of the stockmen, an' show them where the benefit will be theirs
in the long run. Next the timber must be used, but not all used up. We'll
need rangers who're used to rustlin' in the West an' know Western ways.
Cabins must be built, trails made, roads cut. We'll need a head forester
for every forest. This man must know all that's on his preserve, an' have
it mapped. He must teach his rangers what he knows about trees. Penetier
will be given over entirely to the growin' of yellow pine. Thet thrives
best, an' the parasites must go. All dead an' old timber must be cut, an'
much of thet where the trees are crowded. The north slopes must be cut
enough to let in the sun an' light. Brush, windfalls rottin' logs must be
The Young Forester
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Door in the Wall, et. al. by H. G. Wells:
phrasing. "Circumstances have arisen--circumstances beyond my
control," he said and paused, "which will debar me from completing
the course I had designed. It would seem, gentlemen, if I may put
the thing clearly and briefly, that--Man has lived in vain."
The students glanced at one another. Had they heard aright?
Mad? Raised eyebrows and grinning lips there were, but one or two
faces remained intent upon his calm grey-fringed face. "It will be
interesting," he was saying, "to devote this morning to an
exposition, so far as I can make it clear to you, of the
calculations that have led me to this conclusion. Let us assume--"
He turned towards the blackboard, meditating a diagram in the
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy:
"I am sorry; but I fear I cannot," she said, sighing again.
"I wonder if you ever will?" He looked musingly into her
indistinct face, as if he would read the future there. "Now have
pity, and tell me: will you try?"
"To love you again?"
"Yes; if you can."
"I don't know how to reply," she answered, her embarrassment
proving her truth. "Will you promise to leave me quite free as to
seeing you or not seeing you?"
"Certainly. Have I given any ground for you to doubt my first
promise in that respect?"