|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Confidence by Henry James:
longer at the summer stars; and if she had not already proved herself
a young lady of a contradictory turn, it might have been supposed she
was just then tacitly admitting the charm of life to be considerable.
"Do you suppose Miss Evers often resigns herself to being disagreeable--
for a purpose?" asked Longueville, who had glanced at Captain Lovelock's
"She can't be disagreeable; she is too gentle, too soft."
"Do you mean too silly?"
"I don't know that I call her silly. She is not very wise;
but she has no pretensions--absolutely none--so that one is not
struck with anything incongruous."
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Vision Splendid by William MacLeod Raine:
"And Joe Powers is worth a hundred millions."
"That settles it. I must have been wrong." Alice looked at him
with a flash of demure daring. "Valencia said something to me the
other day I didn't quite understand. Ought I to congratulate you?"
"What did she say?" he asked eagerly.
"Oh, I'll not tell you what she said. My question was in first."
"You may as well, though it's still a secret. Nobody knows it but
you and me."
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Jungle Tales of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
came softly, as was his way. Before he reached the spot
he heard strange sounds--the sound of a woman laughing
and of a woman weeping, and the two which seemed to come
from one throat were mingled with the convulsive sobbing
of a child. Tarzan hastened, and when Tarzan hastened,
only the birds and the wind went faster.
And as Tarzan approached the sounds, he heard another,
a deep sigh. Momaya did not hear it, nor did Tibo;
but the ears of Tarzan were as the ears of Bara, the deer.
He heard the sigh, and he knew, so he unloosed the heavy
spear which dangled at his back. Even as he sped through
The Jungle Tales of Tarzan