|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Buttered Side Down by Edna Ferber:
they look at my face. I'm like the girl in the story. Muh face is
muh fortune. It's earned me many a square meal; an' lemme tell
you, Pink Cheeks, eatin' square meals is one of my favorite pas-
"Say looka here!" bellowed the boss, wrathfully. "Just cut
out this here Romeo and Juliet act, will you! That there ladder
ain't for no balcony scene, understand. Here you, Louie, you
shinny up there and get down a pair of them brown satin pumps,
Sophy continued to wear the black dress. The V-cut neck
seemed more flaunting than ever.
Buttered Side Down
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Marie by H. Rider Haggard:
quarrel with Oom [uncle] Retief, the jackanapes that Marie was so fond
of. Well, whoever you are, you can't be he, thank God."
"You are mistaken, Heer Pereira," I answered. "I am that same damned
young English jackanapes, Allan Quatermain by name, who beat you at
shooting. But if you take my advice, you will thank God for something
else, namely, that your life has been saved."
"Who saved it?" he asked.
"If you want to know, I did; I have been nursing you these three days."
"You, Allan Quatermain! Now, that is strange, for certainly I would not
have saved yours," and he laughed a little, then turned over and went to
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy:
are not unfrequently found on men at the end of the four
or five years of endeavour which follow the close
of placid pupilage. He already showed that thought
is a disease of flesh, and indirectly bore evidence
that ideal physical beauty is incompatible with emotional
development and a full recognition of the coil of things.
Mental luminousness must be fed with the oil of life,
even though there is already a physical need for it;
and the pitiful sight of two demands on one supply was
just showing itself here.
When standing before certain men the philosopher regrets
Return of the Native