|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from A Book of Remarkable Criminals by H. B. Irving:
doubt anxious to rid himself of a dangerous witness, took his
friend into an ill-lighted and deserted street; but the friend,
conscious of his delicate situation, hailed a passing cab and
made off as quickly as he could.
Next day, the 20th, the search for Eyraud was set about in
earnest. The Spanish authorities, informed of his presence in
Havana, directed the police to spare no effort to lay hands on
him. The Hotel Roma, at which he had been staying, was visited;
but Eyraud, scenting danger, had gone to an hotel opposite the
railway station. His things were packed ready for flight on the
following morning. How was he to pass the night? True to his
A Book of Remarkable Criminals
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Arizona Nights by Stewart Edward White:
sit there and smoke, with a kind of sulky gleam in one corner of
his eye. He didn't even take the trouble to answer, but his
Winchester lay across his lap. There wasn't no humour in the
situation for him.
"How much is your water for humans?" asks one emigrant.
"Can't you read that sign?" Texas Pete asks him.
"But you don't mean two bits a head for HUMANS!" yells the man.
"Why, you can get whisky for that!"
"You can read the sign, can't you?" insists Texas Pete.
"I can read it all right?" says the man, tryin' a new deal, "but
they tell me not to believe more'n half I read."
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Octopus by Frank Norris:
this rotten fool dance. Clutter the whole place up with a lot of
feemales. I sure did lose my presence of mind when I got THAT
Then, ignoring the fact that it was he, himself, who had called
the young men to him, he added:
"Well, this is my busy day. Sorry I can't stop and talk to you
He shouted a last imprecation at the Chinaman and turned back
into the barn. Presley and Vanamee went on, but Annixter, as he
crossed the floor of the barn, all but collided with Hilma Tree,
who came out from one of the stalls, a box of candles in her