|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Economist by Xenophon:
age when, as far as seeing and hearing go, she had the smallest
acquaintance with the outer world?
Soc. Then would it not be more astonishing that she should have real
knowledge how to speak and act than that she should go altogether
Crit. But let me ask you a question, Socrates: have those happy
husbands, you tell us of, who are blessed with good wives educated
Soc. There is nothing like investigation. I will introduce you to
Aspasia, who will explain these matters to you in a far more
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Betty Zane by Zane Grey:
with each succeeding note.
If to any of those who have such remembrances, as well as those who have not,
my story gives an hour of pleasure I shall be rewarded.
On June 16, 1716, Alexander Spotswood, Governor of the Colony of Virginia, and
a gallant soldier who had served under Marlborough in the English wars, rode,
at the head of a dauntless band of cavaliers, down the quiet street of quaint
The adventurous spirits of this party of men urged them toward the land of the
setting sun, that unknown west far beyond the blue crested mountains rising so
grandly before them.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Polly of the Circus by Margaret Mayo:
Perkins turned to the pastor, as though he were somehow to blame
for the deacon's backsliding, but before she could find words to
argue the point, the timid little deacon appeared in the doorway,
utterly unconscious of the hostile reception that Hasty had
prepared for him. He glanced nervously from one set face to the
other, then coughed behind his hat,
"We're all very much interested in the circus," said Douglas.
"Can't you tell us about it?"
"I just went into the lot to look for my son," stammered the
deacon. "I feared Peter had strayed."
"Why, deacon," said Mrs. Willoughby. "I just stopped by your