|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Young Forester by Zane Grey:
"Are you a hunter?"
"Wal, I reckon so, though I'm more a trapper. Here, you pack my gun."
With that he drew his knife and set to work on the deer. It was wonderful
to see his skill. In a few cuts and strokes, a ripping of the hide and a
powerful slash, he had cut out a haunch. It took even less work for the
second. Then he hung the rest of the deer on a snag, and wiped his knife
and hands on the grass.
"Come on, youngster," he said, starting up the canyon.
I showed him where the carcass of my deer had been devoured.
"Cougar. Thar's a big feller has the run of this canyon."
The Young Forester
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy:
"But this is my only opportunity," he said, as quietly, and
without waiting for permission, he drew a chair close behind her--so
close that he could whisper in her ear, without disturbing the
audience, and without being seen, in the dark background of the box.
"This is my only opportunity," he repeated, as he vouchsafed him no
reply, "Lady Blakeney is always so surrounded, so FETED by her
court, that a mere old friend has but very little chance."
"Faith, man!" she said impatiently, "you must seek for another
opportunity then. I am going to Lord Grenville's ball to-night after
the opera. So are you, probably. I'll give you five minutes
then. . . ."
The Scarlet Pimpernel
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Octopus by Frank Norris:
plainly saw the ranchers there, standing to their arms.
But meanwhile Ruggles had addressed himself more directly to
Magnus, and between the two an angry discussion was going
forward. Once even Harran heard his father exclaim:
"The statement is a lie and no one knows it better than
"Here," growled Annixter to Dabney, who stood next him in the
ditch, "those fellows are getting too close. Look at them edging
up. Don't Magnus see that?"
The other members of the marshal's force had come forward from
their places behind the buggy and were spread out across the