|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Breaking Point by Mary Roberts Rinehart:
changed greatly in ten years. He had been well known there, a
Her mind began to turn on the possibility of keeping him away from
Some time later she heard the office door open and then close with
Dick's characteristic slam. He came up the stairs, two at a time
as was his custom, and knocked at her door. When he came in she
saw what David's answer had been, and she closed her eyes for an
"Put on your things," he said gayly, "and we'll take a ride on the
hill-tops. I've arranged for a moon."
The Breaking Point
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Daisy Miller by Henry James:
One day he spoke of her to his aunt--said it was on his conscience
that he had done her injustice.
"I am sure I don't know," said Mrs. Costello. "How did your
injustice affect her?"
"She sent me a message before her death which I didn't
understand at the time; but I have understood it since.
She would have appreciated one's esteem."
"Is that a modest way," asked Mrs. Costello, "of saying that she would
have reciprocated one's affection?"
Winterbourne offered no answer to this question; but he presently said,
"You were right in that remark that you made last summer. I was booked
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Cruise of the Jasper B. by Don Marquis:
the enemy of society as at present organized. He considers
society to be built on a thieving basis; he is not himself a
thief. He scorns and hates society, wishes to see it overturned,
and believes himself superior to it. He will commit the most
savage atrocities for the cause and cheerfully die for his
principles. The anarchist is not a crook. He is an idealist.
Convinced that the unpainted oblong box would furnish a clew to
the man's real personality, Cleggett, assisted by Lady Agatha and
Dr. Farnsworth, opened it in the cabin.
They first took out a number of plates, some broken, some intact,
for the manufacture of counterfeit notes of various