|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Essays of Travel by Robert Louis Stevenson:
compatriot of Burns, again! - 'The saut tear blin's my e'e.'
Next morning there was sun and a flapping wind. From the street
corners of Maybole I could catch breezy glimpses of green fields.
The road underfoot was wet and heavy - part ice, part snow, part
water, and any one I met greeted me, by way of salutation, with 'A
fine thowe' (thaw). My way lay among rather bleak bills, and past
bleak ponds and dilapidated castles and monasteries, to the Highland-
looking village of Kirkoswald. It has little claim to notice, save
that Burns came there to study surveying in the summer of 1777, and
there also, in the kirkyard, the original of Tam o' Shanter sleeps
his last sleep. It is worth noticing, however, that this was the
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson and Fanny Van De Grift Stevenson:
himself a member and the victim of some secret society. If
he were to hazard an opinion, he would say deceased had died
'And the doctor would be right,' cried Somerset; 'and my dear
Challoner, I am so relieved to hear of his demise, that I
will - Well, after all,' he added, 'poor devil, he was well
The door at this moment opened, and Desborough appeared upon
the threshold. He was wrapped in a long waterproof,
imperfectly supplied with buttons; his boots were full of
water, his hat greasy with service; and yet he wore the air
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Fanny Herself by Edna Ferber:
champagne, but isn't, and it has the most delicious dwarf
strawberries floating on top. This is just the season for
it. You're lucky. If you tip the waiter one mark he's
yours for life. Oh, and remember the plum compote.
You'll be disappointed in their Wertheim's that they're
always bragging about. After all, Field's makes 'em all
look like country stores."
"Wertheim's? Is that something to eat, too?"
"No, idiot. It's their big department store." Ella turned
to Heyl, for whom she felt mingled awe and liking. "If this
trip of hers is successful, the firm will probably send her