|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Astoria by Washington Irving:
Arrival of the Brig Pedler at Astoria.- Breaking Up of the
Establishment .-Departure of Several of the Company. - Tragical
Story Told by the Squaw of Pierre Dorion.- Fate of Reed and His
Companions. - Attempts of Mr. Astor to Renew His Enterprise.-
Disappointment. - Concluding Observations and Reflection.
HAVING given the catastrophe at the Fort of Astoria, it remains
now but to gather up a few loose ends of this widely excursive
narrative and conclude. On the 28th of February the brig Pedler
anchored in Columbia River. It will be recollected that Mr. Hunt
had purchased this vessel at the Sandwich Islands, to take off
the furs collected at the factory, and to restore the Sandwich
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Macbeth by William Shakespeare:
To make them Kings, the Seedes of Banquo Kings.
Rather then so, come Fate into the Lyst,
And champion me to th' vtterance.
Enter Seruant, and two Murtherers.
Now goe to the Doore, and stay there till we call.
Was it not yesterday we spoke together?
Murth. It was, so please your Highnesse
Macb. Well then,
Now haue you consider'd of my speeches:
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells:
aroused; "they are the most sluggish things I ever saw crawl.
They may keep the pit and kill people who come near them,
but they cannot get out of it. . . . But the horror of them!"
"Don't, dear!" said my wife, knitting her brows and putting
her hand on mine.
"Poor Ogilvy!" I said. "To think he may be lying dead
My wife at least did not find my experience incredible.
When I saw how deadly white her face was, I ceased abruptly.
"They may come here," she said again and again.
I pressed her to take wine, and tried to reassure her.
War of the Worlds