|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Professor by Charlotte Bronte:
do you think I do with my eyes and ears? I've been in your
counting-house more than once when Crimsworth has treated you
like a dog; called for a book, for instance, and when you gave
him the wrong one, or what he chose to consider the wrong one,
flung it back almost in your face; desired you to shut or open
the door as if you had been his flunkey; to say nothing of your
position at the party about a month ago, where you had neither
place nor partner, but hovered about like a poor, shabby
hanger-on; and how patient you were under each and all of these
"Well, Mr. Hunsden, what then?"
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Hiero by Xenophon:
the despot, who sees or seems to see fierce eyes of enemies glare at
him, not face to face alone, but from every side.
 Or, "in the van of battle, opposite the hostile lines."
He had spoken so far, when Simonides took up the thread of the
discourse, replying: Excellently put. A part I must admit, of what you
say; since war is terrible. Yet, Hiero, you forget. When we, at any
rate, are out campaigning, we have a custom; we place sentinels at the
outposts, and when the watch is set, we take our suppers and turn in
And Hiero answered: Yes, I can well believe you, for the laws are the
true outposts, who guard the sentinels, keeping their fears alive
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Wyoming by William MacLeod Raine:
a very poetical mood to-day."
"As befits a bridegroom, my own." He stepped lightly to the
window and tapped twice on the pane. "A signal to bring the
horses round. If y'u have any preparations to make, any trousseau
to prepare, y'u better set that girl of yours to work."
"I have no preparations to make."
"Coming to me simply as y'u are? Good! We'll lead the simple
Nora, as it chanced, knocked and entered at his moment. The sight
of her vivid good looks truck him for the first time. At sight of
him she stopped, gazing with parted lips, a double row of pearls