|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Dunwich Horror by H. P. Lovecraft:
very well, but I've an idea there might be a shorter cut across
lots. How about it?'
The men shuffled about a moment, and then
Earl Sawyer spoke softly, pointing with a grimy finger through
the steadily lessening rain.
'I guess ye kin git to Seth Bishop's
quickest by cuttin' across the lower medder here, wadin' the brook
at the low place, an' climbin' through Carrier's mowin' an' the
timber-lot beyont. That comes aout on the upper rud mighty nigh
Seth's - a leetle t'other side.'
Armitage, with Rice and Morgan,
The Dunwich Horror
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Chinese Boy and Girl by Isaac Taylor Headland:
younger sisters, uncles, aunts, grandfathers, grandmothers,
and cousins and all the various relatives which may be
found in its family, village or home.
It is not an easy matter to learn the names of one's
relatives in China, as there is a separate name for each showing
whether the person whom we call uncle is father or
mother's elder or younger brother or the husband of their
elder or younger sister. When it comes to learning the
names of all one's cousins it is quite a difficult affair.
Suppose, for instance, you were to introduce me to your cousin,
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Black Beauty by Anna Sewell:
besides which he was too heavy for her, and her back was strained.
"And so," she said, "here we are, ruined in the prime of our
youth and strength, you by a drunkard, and I by a fool; it is very hard."
We both felt in ourselves that we were not what we had been. However,
that did not spoil the pleasure we had in each other's company;
we did not gallop about as we once did, but we used to feed,
and lie down together, and stand for hours under one of the shady lime-trees
with our heads close to each other; and so we passed our time
till the family returned from town.
One day we saw the earl come into the meadow, and York was with him.
Seeing who it was, we stood still under our lime-tree,