|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Underground City by Jules Verne:
or he would scarcely have dared to venture thus.
He went very carefully, however. His foot tried each round,
as some of them were worm-eaten. A false step would entail
a deadly fall, through this space of fifteen hundred feet.
He counted each landing as he passed it, knowing that he could
not reach the bottom of the shaft until he had left the thirtieth.
Once there, he would have no trouble, so he thought,
in finding the cottage, built, as we have said, at the extremity
of the principal passage.
Jack Ryan went on thus until he got to the twenty-sixth landing,
and consequently had two hundred feet between him and the bottom.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen:
earnestly looking at her, and his sister overcome with confusion,
and unable to lift up her eyes. Had Miss Bingley know what
pain she was then giving her beloved friend, she undoubtedly
would have refrained from the hint; but she had merely intended
to discompose Elizabeth by bringing forward the idea of a man
to whom she believed her partial, to make her betray a sensibility
which might injure her in Darcy's opinion, and, perhaps, to
remind the latter of all the follies and absurdities by which some
part of her family were connected with that corps. Not a
syllable had ever reached her of Miss Darcy's meditated
elopement. To no creature had it been revealed, where secrecy
Pride and Prejudice
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from U. S. Project Trinity Report by Carl Maag and Steve Rohrer:
film badge readings for participants in the project.
The information in this report is supplemented by the Reference
Manual: Background Materials for the CONUS Volumes." The manual
summarizes information on radiation physics, radiation health
concepts, exposure criteria, and measurement techniques. It also
lists acronyms and includes a glossary of terms used in the DOD
reports addressing test events in the continental United States.
Project TRINITY was the name given to the war-time effort to produce
the first nuclear detonation. A plutonium-fueled implosion device was