|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Wyoming by William MacLeod Raine:
far from the one owned by Miss Messiter.
"Hello, Henderson! y'u seen anything of Jim McWilliams and
another fellow riding acrost this way?" asked Reddy.
"Nope," answered the cowman promptly. But immediately he modified
his statement to add that he had seen two men riding toward Dry
Creek a couple of hours ago. "They was going kinder slow. Looked
to me sorter like one of them was hurt and the other was helping
him out," he volunteered.
The sheriff looked significantly at one of his men and nodded.
"You didn't recognize the horses, I reckon?"
"Come to think of it, one of the ponies did look like Jim's roan.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from A Collection of Beatrix Potter by Beatrix Potter:
They both heard a curious roly-poly noise
under the attic floor. But there was nothing
to be seen.
They returned to the kitchen. "Here's
one of your kittens at least," said Ribby,
dragging Moppet out of the flour barrel.
They shook the flour off her and set her
down on the kitchen floor. She seemed to
be in a terrible fright.
"Oh! Mother, Mother," said Moppet,
"there's been an old woman rat in the
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Somebody's Little Girl by Martha Young:
And the lady laughed until Bessie Bell felt quite shaken up.
``Or are you a Mama?'' asked Bessie Bell, when it seemed that the
lady was about to stop laughing.
``So that is it?'' asked the lady, and she seemed about to begin
``Yes, I am a Mama, and I have three little girls about as funny as
Another time a lady passed by the cabin where Bessie Bell stood
leaning against the little fluted white post of the gallery, and
``Good morning, Bessie Bell. I am Alice's Mama.''