|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Red Seal by Natalie Sumner Lincoln:
contemplating the pills, Kent had looked across the room and his
glance had fallen on a wing chair, standing just inside the doorway
of the living room, and thrown partly in shadow by the portieres.
The wing of the chair appeared to move. Kent rubbed his eyes and
looking again, caught the same slight movement.
Bounding toward the chair Kent saw that the brown shape which he
had mistaken for part of the tufted upholstery was the sleek brown
hair of a man's well-shaped head. He halted abruptly on meeting the
gaze of a pair of mocking eyes.
"Rochester?" he gasped unbelievingly. "Rochester!"
His partner laughed softly as Stone approached. "I have been an
The Red Seal
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from An Unsocial Socialist by George Bernard Shaw:
because all this indispensable plant, and the materials for
producing a fresh supply of it, had been appropriated by earlier
comers. So they found themselves with gaping stomachs, shivering
limbs,, and hungry wives and children, in a place called their
own country, in which, nevertheless, every scrap of ground and
possible source of subsistence was tightly locked up in the hands
of others and guarded by armed soldiers and policemen. In this
helpless condition, the poor devils were ready to beg for access
to a factory and to raw cotton on any conditions compatible with
life. My father offered them the use of his factory, his
machines, and his raw cotton on the following conditions: They
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The School For Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan:
bought or sold.
SIR OLIVER. That is very extraordinary, indeed! I'll take them at
your own price, for the honour of Parliament.
CARELESS. Well said, little Premium! I'll knock them down at forty.
CHARLES. Here's a jolly fellow--I don't know what relation, but
he was mayor of Norwich: take him at eight pounds.
SIR OLIVER. No, no; six will do for the mayor.
CHARLES. Come, make it guineas, and I'll throw you the two aldermen
here into the bargain.
SIR OLIVER. They're mine.
CHARLES. Careless, knock down the mayor and aldermen. But,