|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson by Robert Louis Stevenson:
compliment; and I feel there is but one thing fit for me to say
here, that I will try with renewed courage to go on in the same
path, and to deserve, if not to receive, a similar return from
You apologise for speaking so much about yourselves. Dear Madam, I
thought you did so too little. I should have wished to have known
more of those who were so sympathetic as to find a consolation in
my work, and so graceful and so tactful as to acknowledge it in
such a letter as was yours.
Will you offer to your mother the expression of a sympathy which
(coming from a stranger) must seem very airy, but which yet is
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Desert Gold by Zane Grey:
The Indian was digging in the sand and dust under the shelving wall.
He threw out an object that rang against the stone. It was a belt
buckle. He threw out old shrunken, withered boots. He came upon
other things, and then he ceased to dig.
The grave of desert prospectors! Gale had seen more than one.
Ladd had told him many a story of such gruesome finds. It was grim,
Then the keen-eyed Yaqui reached up to a little projecting shelf
of rock and took from it a small object. He showed no curiosity
and gave the thing to Gale.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin:
taking care of the hired horses, are on any account to be called
upon to do the duty of soldiers, or be otherwise employed than in
conducting or taking care of their carriages or horses. 6. All oats,
Indian corn, or other forage that waggons or horses bring to the camp,
more than is necessary for the subsistence of the horses, is to be
taken for the use of the army, and a reasonable price paid for the same.
"Note.--My son, William Franklin, is empowered to enter into like
contracts with any person in Cumberland county.
"To the inhabitants of the Counties of Lancaster,
York and Cumberland.
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin