|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain:
glimpse of the person who had made that exchange. Tom was
growing limp; the life seemed oozing out of him. Wilson resumed:
"A was put into B's cradle in the nursery; B was transferred
to the kitchen and became a Negro and a slave [Sensation--
confusion of angry ejaculations]--but within a quarter of an hour
he will stand before you white and free! [Burst of applause,
checked by the officers.] From seven months onward until now,
A has still been a usurper, and in my finger record he bears B's name.
Here is his pantograph at the age of twelve.
Compare it with the assassin's signature upon the knife handle.
Do they tally?"
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Blix by Frank Norris:
Monday evening next. May I express the fervent hope that you also
will be there? I name the locality because it is quiet and
respectable. I shall wear a white marguerite in my buttonhole.
Will you also carry a bunch of the same flower?
"Yours to command,
So great was her interest in the affair that Blix even went out
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Ursula by Honore de Balzac:
invested, through the same broker on the same day, first his own
property on a single certificate; secondly his savings in three
certificates to bearer (numbered, but without the series letter);
thirdly, Ursula's own property; the transfer books will show, of
course, undeniable proofs of this. Ha! Minoret, you deceiver, I have
you-- Motus, my children!"
Whereupon he left them abruptly to reflect with admiration on the ways
by which Providence had brought the innocent to victory.
"The finger of God is in all this," cried the abbe.
"Will they punish him?" asked Ursula.
"Ah, mademoiselle," cried La Bougival. "I'd give the rope to hang