|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield:
"There," she cried, "now you see your dependence on Germany. Not even an
efficient waiter can you have by yourselves."
"But I prefer them to look over your head."
"And that proves that you must be ashamed of your bodice."
I looked out over the garden full of wall-flowers and standard rose-trees
growing stiffly like German bouquets, feeling I did not care one way or the
other. I rather wanted to ask her if the young friend had gone to England
in the capacity of waiter to attend the funeral baked meats, but decided it
was not worth it. The weather was too hot to be malicious, and who could
be uncharitable, victimised by the flapping sensations which Frau Fischer
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Mrs. Warren's Profession by George Bernard Shaw:
But it's very awkward to be uncertain about it now that we shall
be meeting the girl every day. We dont exactly know how we ought
to feel towards her.
PRAED. What difference can that make? We take her on her own
merits. What does it matter who her father was?
CROFTS [suspiciously] Then you know who he was?
PRAED [with a touch of temper] I said no just now. Did you not
CROFTS. Look here, Praed. I ask you as a particular favor. If
you d o know [movement of protest from Praed] --I only say, if
you know, you might at least set my mind at rest about her. The
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Records of a Family of Engineers by Robert Louis Stevenson:
pleased to grant an annuity of 5 pounds to Scott's mother.
The SMEATON, not having been made fast to the buoy, had,
with the ebb-tide, drifted to leeward a considerable way
eastward of the rock, and could not, till the return of the
flood-tide, be worked up to her moorings, so that the present
tide was lost, notwithstanding all exertions which had been
made both ashore and afloat with this cargo. The artificers
landed at six a.m.; but, as no materials could be got upon the
rock this morning, they were employed in boring trenail holes
and in various other operations, and after four hours' work
they returned on board the tender. When the SMEATON got up to