|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Black Beauty by Anna Sewell:
that I wished to be friendly. Polly thought I was very handsome,
and a great deal too good for a cab, if it was not for the broken knees.
"Of course there's no one to tell us whose fault that was," said Jerry,
"and as long as I don't know I shall give him the benefit of the doubt;
for a firmer, neater stepper I never rode. We'll call him `Jack',
after the old one -- shall we, Polly?"
"Do," she said, "for I like to keep a good name going."
Captain went out in the cab all the morning. Harry came in after school
to feed me and give me water. In the afternoon I was put into the cab.
Jerry took as much pains to see if the collar and bridle fitted comfortably
as if he had been John Manly over again. When the crupper
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Under the Red Robe by Stanley Weyman:
conned it. It seemed cruel, it seemed mean; I cared
nothing. Mademoiselle had boasted of her victory over
me, of her woman's wits and her acuteness and of my
dullness. She had said that her grooms should flog me.
She had rated me as if I had been a dog. Very well; we
would see now whose brains were the better, whose was
the master mind, whose should be the whipping.
The one thing required by my plan was that I should get
speech with her; that done, I could trust myself and my
new-found weapon for the rest. But that was absolutely
necessary, and, seeing that there might be some
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Call of the Canyon by Zane Grey:
What incomprehensible subterranean force had swelled those immense slopes
and lifted the huge bulk aloft to the clouds? Cataclysm of nature--the
expanding or shrinking of the earth-vast volcanic action under the surface!
Whatever it had been, it had left its expression of the travail of the
universe. This mountain mass had been hot gas when flung from the parent
sun, and now it was solid granite. What had it endured in the making? What
indeed had been its dimensions before the millions of years of its
Eruption, earthquake, avalanche, the attrition of glacier, the erosion of
water, the cracking of frost, the weathering of rain and wind and snow--
these it had eternally fought and resisted in vain, yet still it stood
The Call of the Canyon