|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Chinese Boy and Girl by Isaac Taylor Headland:
of white and red, matched only by the most remarkable
animals in a circus; monkeys with black beads for eyes, and
long tails; lions, tigers, and leopards, with large, savage,
black, glass eyes, with manes or tails suited to each, and
properly crooked by a wire extending to the tip. And
finally he laid the bogi-boo, a nondescript with a head on
each end much like the head of a lion or tiger. When not
used as a plaything, this served the purpose of a pillow.
"Do the Chinese have no other kinds of toy animals?" we inquired.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Twice Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne:
time-worn visage behind an upstart modern building; at one of the
back windows I observed some pretty tailoresses, sewing and
chatting and laughing, with now and then a careless glance
towards the balcony. Descending thence, we again entered the
bar-room, where the elderly gentleman above mentioned, the smack
of whose lips had spoken so favorably for Mr. Waite's good
liquor, was still lounging in his chair. He seemed to be, if not
a lodger, at least a familiar visitor of the house, who might be
supposed to have his regular score at the bar, his summer seat at
the open window, and his prescriptive corner at the winter's
fireside. Being of a sociable aspect, I ventured to address him
Twice Told Tales
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Tales of the Klondyke by Jack London:
and hardly hearing. "What were you saying? In Dawson? A month,
in fact, and glad to get away. The arctic male is elemental, you
know, and somewhat strenuous in his feelings."
"Bound to be when he gets right down to the soil. He leaves
convention with the spring bed at borne. But you were wise in
your choice of time for leaving. You'll be out of the country
before mosquito season, which is a blessing your lack of
experience will not permit you to appreciate."
"I suppose not. But tell me about yourself, about your life.
What kind of neighbors have you? Or have you any?"
While she queried she watched the girl grinding coffee in the