|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Dunwich Horror by H. P. Lovecraft:
and a futile, ineffective gesture of loading muskets and setting
pitchforks handily about. Nothing, however, occurred except some
hill noises; and when the day came there were many who hoped that
the new horror had gone as swiftly as it had come. There were
even bold souls who proposed an offensive expedition down in the
glen, though they did not venture to set an actual example to
the still reluctant majority.
When night came again the barricading
was repeated, though there was less huddling together of families.
In the morning both the Frye and the Seth Bishop households reported
excitement among the dogs and vague sounds and stenches from afar,
The Dunwich Horror
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Tanglewood Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne:
this poor monster was.
Was Theseus afraid? By no means, my dear auditors. What! a hero
like Theseus afraid, Not had the Minotaur had twenty bull-heads
instead of one. Bold as he was, however, I rather fancy that it
strengthened his valiant heart, just at this crisis, to feel a
tremulous twitch at the silken cord, which he was still holding
in his left hand. It was as if Ariadne were giving him all her
might and courage; and much as he already had, and little as
she had to give, it made his own seem twice as much. And to
confess the honest truth, he needed the whole; for now the
Minotaur, turning suddenly about, caught sight of Theseus, and
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith:
are incapable of tasting.
MARLOW. My meaning, madam, but infinitely better expressed. And I
can't help observing----a----
MISS HARDCASTLE. (Aside.) Who could ever suppose this fellow
impudent upon some occasions? (To him.) You were going to observe,
MARLOW. I was observing, madam--I protest, madam, I forget what I was
going to observe.
MISS HARDCASTLE. (Aside.) I vow and so do I. (To him.) You were
observing, sir, that in this age of hypocrisy--something about
She Stoops to Conquer