|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from To-morrow by Joseph Conrad:
"He has been worrying a long time about his
lost son," said Bessie, in a low, apologetic tone.
"Well, I am his son."
"Harry!" she cried--and was profoundly si-
"Know my name? Friends with the old man,
"He's our landlord," Bessie faltered out, catch-
ing hold of the iron railing.
"Owns both them rabbit-hutches, does he?"
commented young Hagberd, scornfully; "just the
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Man in Lower Ten by Mary Roberts Rinehart:
lot, if she didn't do it herself. I wish you would go down to
the telephone and get the hospital. Find out her name, and if she
McKnight went under protest. "I haven't much time," he said,
looking at his watch. "I'm to meet Mrs. West and Alison at one.
I want you to know them, Lollie. You would like the mother."
"Why not the daughter?" I inquired. I touched the little gold bag
under the pillow.
"Well," he said judicially, "you've always declared against the
immaturity and romantic nonsense of very young women - "
"I never said anything of the sort," I retorted furiously.
The Man in Lower Ten
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Sylvie and Bruno by Lewis Carroll:
The Honorable Eric Lindon, who was at this moment walking up and down
with Lady Muriel, might have solved it at once, no doubt, by announcing
his intention of returning on foot. Of this solution there did not
seem to be the very smallest probability.
The next best solution, it seemed to me, was that I should walk home:
and this I at once proposed.
"You're sure you don't mind?', said the Earl. "I'm afraid the carriage
wont take us all, and I don't like to suggest to Eric to desert his
cousin so soon."
"So far from minding it," I said, "I should prefer it. It will give me
time to sketch this beautiful old ruin."
Sylvie and Bruno