|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne:
of conversation to its members. From the club it soon got into
the papers throughout England. The boasted "tour of the world"
was talked about, disputed, argued with as much warmth as if the
subject were another Alabama claim. Some took sides with Phileas
Fogg, but the large majority shook their heads and declared
against him; it was absurd, impossible, they declared, that the
tour of the world could be made, except theoretically and on paper,
in this minimum of time, and with the existing means of travelling.
The Times, Standard, Morning Post, and Daily News, and twenty other
highly respectable newspapers scouted Mr. Fogg's project as madness;
the Daily Telegraph alone hesitatingly supported him. People in general
Around the World in 80 Days
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard:
a bad plan to impress the natives with a sense of our power by
shooting some of them if possible. This, unluckily enough, struck
us as a good idea, and accordingly we at once got out our eight-bore
rifles, for which we still had a few cartridges left, and prepared
for action. There were four of the animals, a big bull, a cow,
and two young ones, one three parts grown. We got up to them
without difficulty, the great animals contenting themselves with
sinking down into the water and rising again a few yards farther
on; indeed, their excessive tameness struck me as being peculiar.
When the advancing boats were about five hundred yards away,
Sir Henry opened the ball by firing at the three parts grown
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas:
"Don't let us be angry; if you have retained me, then it has
not been without cause."
"It is not, at least, because I love you," cried Montalais.
"Granted. I will even say that, at this moment, I am certain
that you hate me."
"Oh, you have never spoken so truly."
"Well, on my part I detest you."
"Ah! I take the act."
"Take it. You find me brutal and foolish; on my part I find
you have a harsh voice, and your face is too often distorted
Ten Years Later