|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Frances Waldeaux by Rebecca Davis:
"How can I tell?" said Frances. "Go and ask her."
In July Miss Vance returned unexpectedly. Her charges
had tired of travel, and turned their backs upon India.
She dropped them in Chicago, and came to Weir for rest.
The evening of her arrival she strolled with Frances
through the park, listening to the story of George's
sudden wooing, and the quiet, hurried wedding.
"It had to be quiet and hurried," said Mrs. Waldeaux, "in
order to keep her ignorant of her change of fortune. He
took her to the Virginia mountains, so that no newspapers
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Moran of the Lady Letty by Frank Norris:
was replaced by an extraordinary activity.
The day after their arrival in the bay was occupied by all hands
in catching bait. This bait was a kind of rock-fish, of a
beautiful red gold color, and about the size of an ordinary cod.
They bit readily enough, but out of every ten hooked three were
taken off the lines by the sharks before they could be brought
aboard. Another difficulty lay in the fact that, either because
of the excessive heat in the air or the percentage of alkali in
the water, they spoiled almost immediately if left in the air.
Turtle were everywhere--floating gray-green disks just under the
surface. Sea-birds in clouds clamored all day long about the
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Eugenie Grandet by Honore de Balzac:
for mine. I shall explain my position to the creditors. Still, I
have too much respect for Mademoiselle Eugenie (to whom under
happier circumstances we once hoped to be allied) to act in this
matter before you have spoken to her about it--
There Eugenie paused, and coldly returned the letter without finishing
"I thank you," she said to Madame des Grassins.
"Ah! you have the voice and manner of your deceased father," Madame
des Grassins replied.
"Madame, you have eight thousand francs to pay us," said Nanon,
producing Charles's cheque.