|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Young Forester by Zane Grey:
turned to his officers. "Gentlemen, here's a new point of view from
first-hand observation. I call it splendid conservation. It's in the line
of my policy. It considers the settler and lumberman instead of combating
He shook hands with me again. "You may be sure I'll not lose sight of you.
Of course you will be coming West next summer, after your term at college?"
"Yes, sir, I want to--if Dick--"
He smiled as I hesitated. That man read my mind like an open book.
"Mr. Leslie goes to the Coconina Forest as head forest ranger. Mr. Williams
goes as his assistant. And I have appointed Mr. Bent game warden in the
same forest. You may spend next summer with them."
The Young Forester
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini:
whilst deploring it; and, because he understood, forgave. He
perceived also that her ill-humour was shared by her father, and by
this he was frankly amused. Towards M. Binet a tolerant contempt
was the only feeling that complete acquaintance could beget. As for
the rest of the company, they were disposed to be very kindly towards
Scaramouche. It was almost as if in reality he had fallen from the
high estate to which their own imaginations had raised him; or
possibly it was because they saw the effect which that fall from his
temporary and fictitious elevation had produced upon Climene.
Leandre alone made himself an exception. His habitual melancholy
seemed to be dispelled at last, and his eyes gleamed now with
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne:
be afraid. A pigeon, alone on a low branch, allowed Pearl to
come beneath, and uttered a sound as much of greeting as alarm.
A squirrel, from the lofty depths of his domestic tree, chattered
either in anger or merriment -- for the squirrel is such a
choleric and humorous little personage, that it is hard to
distinguish between his moods -- so he chattered at the child,
and flung down a nut upon her bead. It was a last year's nut,
and already gnawed by his sharp tooth. A fox, startled from his
The Scarlet Letter