|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson:
more men in the world than boats to put them in."
"And that's true, too," cried the other, "and ye seem to be a
gentleman of great penetration."
"I have been in France, sir," says the captain, so that it was
plain he meant more by the words than showed upon the face of
"Well, sir," says the other, "and so has many a pretty man, for
the matter of that."
"No doubt, sir" says the captain, "and fine coats."
"Oho!" says the stranger, "is that how the wind sets?" And he
laid his hand quickly on his pistols.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Ann Veronica by H. G. Wells:
They've just got to keep white. But I'm always trying to make
things happen. And I get myself dirty . . .
"It's all dirt that washes off, dear, but it's dirt.
"The white unaggressive woman who corrects and nurses and serves,
and is worshipped and betrayed--the martyr-queen of men, the
white mother. . . . You can't do that sort of thing unless you
do it over religion, and there's no religion in me--of that
sort--worth a rap.
"I'm not gentle. Certainly not a gentlewoman.
"I'm not coarse--no! But I've got no purity of mind--no real
purity of mind. A good woman's mind has angels with flaming
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from American Notes by Rudyard Kipling:
fact that up to one hundred yards he felt absolutely secure
behind his revolver.
"In England, I understand," quoth the limber youth from the
South,--"in England a man isn't allowed to play with no
fire-arms. He's got to be taught all that when he enlists. I
didn't want much teaching how to shoot straight 'fore I served
Uncle Sam. And that's just where it is. But you was talking
about your Horse Guards now?"
I explained briefly some peculiarities of equipment connected
with our crackest crack cavalry. I grieve to say the camp roared.
"Take 'em over swampy ground. Let 'em run around a bit an' work