|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Wheels of Chance by H. G. Wells:
"What an odd place to put pins!" exclaimed Jessie, taking it.
"It's 'andy," said Mr. Hoopdriver. "I saw a chap in a shop do it
"You must have a careful disposition," she said, over her
shoulder, kneeling down to the chair.
"In the centre of Africa--up country, that is--one learns to
value pins," said Mr. Hoopdriver, after a perceptible pause.
"There weren't over many pins in Africa. They don't lie about on
the ground there." His face was now in a fine, red glow. Where
would the draper break out next? He thrust his hands into his
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle:
His remarks were suddenly cut short by a loud hubbub which broke
out from the stall which we had just left. Turning round we saw a
little rat-faced fellow standing in the centre of the circle of
yellow light which was thrown by the swinging lamp, while
Breckinridge, the salesman, framed in the door of his stall, was
shaking his fists fiercely at the cringing figure.
"I've had enough of you and your geese," he shouted. "I wish you
were all at the devil together. If you come pestering me any more
with your silly talk I'll set the dog at you. You bring Mrs.
Oakshott here and I'll answer her, but what have you to do with
it? Did I buy the geese off you?"
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Wrong Box by Stevenson & Osbourne:
is that?' he screamed. 'What is that waxwork? Speak, you fool!
What is that? And where's the barrel--the water-butt?'
'No barrel came, Morris,' responded Julia coldly. 'This is the
only thing that has arrived.'
'This!' shrieked the miserable man. 'I never heard of it!'
'It came addressed in your hand,' replied Julia; 'we had nearly
to pull the house down to get it in, that is all that I can tell
Morris gazed at her in utter bewilderment. He passed his hand
over his forehead; he leaned against the wall like a man about to
faint. Then his tongue was loosed, and he overwhelmed the girl