|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Wheels of Chance by H. G. Wells:
a step, and a damaged knee became evident. "Take my arm," said
"Where can we get a conveyance?" asked Widgery of two small boys.
The two small boys failed to understand. They looked at one
"There's not a cab, not a go-cart, in sight," said Widgery. "It's
a case of a horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse."
"There's a harse all right," said one of the small boys with a
movement of the head.
"Don't you know where we can hire traps? asked Widgery. "Or a
cart or-- anything?" asked Mrs. Milton.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Statesman by Plato:
There are diviners and priests, who are full of pride and prerogative;
these, as the law declares, know how to give acceptable gifts to the gods,
and in many parts of Hellas the duty of performing solemn sacrifices is
assigned to the chief magistrate, as at Athens to the King Archon. At
last, then, we have found a trace of those whom we were seeking. But still
they are only servants and ministers.
And who are these who next come into view in various forms of men and
animals and other monsters appearing--lions and centaurs and satyrs--who
are these? I did not know them at first, for every one looks strange when
he is unexpected. But now I recognize the politician and his troop, the
chief of Sophists, the prince of charlatans, the most accomplished of
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Tapestried Chamber by Walter Scott:
distinction. He led General Browne to speak of the scenes he had
witnessed; and as every word marked alike the brave officer and
the sensible man, who retained possession of his cool judgment
under the most imminent dangers, the company looked upon the
soldier with general respect, as on one who had proved himself
possessed of an uncommon portion of personal courage--that
attribute of all others of which everybody desires to be thought
The day at Woodville Castle ended as usual in such mansions. The
hospitality stopped within the limits of good order. Music, in
which the young lord was a proficient, succeeded to the