|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Ebb-Tide by Stevenson & Osbourne:
'they like syrup.'
'Yes, syrup for the kids, red syrup at that!' said the captain.
'And those things they pull at, and go pop, and have measly
poetry inside. And then I tell you we'd have a thanksgiving day
and Christmas tree combined. Great Scott, but I would like to
see the kids! I guess they would light right out of the house,
when they saw daddy driving up. My little Adar--'
The captain stopped sharply.
'Well, keep it up!' said the clerk.
'The damned thing is, I don't know if they ain't starving!'
cried the captain.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Mansion by Henry van Dyke:
not to sit up, and walked with lagging steps into the long
where the shaded lamps were burning. His eye fell upon the low
full of costly books, but he had no desire to open them. Even
carefully chosen pictures that hung above them seemed to have
their attraction. He paused for a moment before an idyll of
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Princess by Alfred Tennyson:
For Psyche, but she was not there; she called
For Psyche's child to cast it from the doors;
She sent for Blanche to accuse her face to face;
And I slipt out: but whither will you now?
And where are Psyche, Cyril? both are fled:
What, if together? that were not so well.
Would rather we had never come! I dread
His wildness, and the chances of the dark.'
'And yet,' I said, 'you wrong him more than I
That struck him: this is proper to the clown,
Though smocked, or furred and purpled, still the clown,