|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from St. Ives by Robert Louis Stevenson:
And that may be said to have concluded our whole active intercourse
for the first day.
I had the more occasion to remark the extraordinarily desolate
nature of that country, through which the drove road continued,
hour after hour and even day after day, to wind. A continual
succession of insignificant shaggy hills, divided by the course of
ten thousand brooks, through which we had to wade, or by the side
of which we encamped at night; infinite perspectives of heather,
infinite quantities of moorfowl; here and there, by a stream side,
small and pretty clumps of willows or the silver birch; here and
there, the ruins of ancient and inconsiderable fortresses - made
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Betty Zane by Zane Grey:
had placed her hold upon his arm, and as he did not answer the hand tightened
"She shall never have you."
The low tones vibrated with intense feeling, with a deathless resolve. Isaac
laughed bitterly and looked up at her Myeerah's face was pale and her eyes
burned like fire.
"I should not be surprised if you gave me up to the Delawares," said Isaac,
coldly. "I am prepared for it, and I would not care very much. I have
despaired of your ever becoming civilized enough to understand the misery of
my sister and family. Why not let the Indians kill me?"
He knew how to wound her. A quick, shuddery cry broke from her lips. She stood
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Wyoming by William MacLeod Raine:
she thought, how his vanity walked hand in hand with so much
power and force. He was really extraordinarily strong, but no
debutante's self-sufficiency could have excelled his. He was so
frankly an egotist that it ceased to be a weakness.
Back in her room at the hotel an hour later Helen paced up and
down under a nervous strain foreign to her temperament. She was
afraid; for the first time in her life definitely afraid. This
man pitted against her had deliberately divorced his life from
morality. In him lay no appeal to any conscience court of last
resort. But the terror of this was not for herself principally,
but for her flying lover. With his indubitable power, backed by