|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Finished by H. Rider Haggard:
Then I saw you lift your leg and deliberately stamp upon the foot
of one of the Boers. He drew back with an exclamation, and for a
moment I believed that he or his fellow was going to do something
violent. Perhaps they thought better of it, or perhaps they saw
us two Englishmen behind and noticed Anscombe's pistol. At any
rate you marched into the office triumphant and delivered your
"Neatly done," said Mr. Anscombe.
"Rash," I said, shaking my head, "very rash. Well, he's young
and must be excused."
But from that moment I took a great liking to you, my friend,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Oakdale Affair by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
ler waiting for the greeting he was sure Abigail would
have for him; but passed on into the reception hall.
"Your father and Mrs. Prim are in the living room,"
announced the butler, stepping forward to draw aside
the heavy hangings.
The girl, followed by Burton, entered the brightly
"I am very glad, Mr. Prim," said the latter, "to be
able to return Miss Prim to you so quickly and un-
The girl looked up into the face of Jonas Prim. The
The Oakdale Affair
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart:
months as ain't natchal. 'Tain't one thing an' 'tain't another--
it's jest a door squealin' here, an' a winder closin' there, but
when doors an' winders gets to cuttin' up capers and there's
nobody nigh 'em, it's time Thomas Johnson sleeps somewhar's
Liddy, who seemed to be never more than ten feet away from me
that night, and was afraid of her shadow in that great barn of a
place, screamed a little, and turned a yellow-green. But I am
not easily alarmed.
It was entirely in vain; I represented to Thomas that we were
alone, and that he would have to stay in the house that night.
The Circular Staircase