|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Several Works by Edgar Allan Poe:
alarming you unnecessarily--but you should use all proper caution.
A draught of this Medoc will defend us from the damps."
Here I knocked off the neck of a bottle which I drew from a
long row of its fellows that lay upon the mould.
"Drink," I said, presenting him the wine.
He raised it to his lips with a leer. He paused and nodded to
me familiarly, while his bells jingled.
"I drink," he said, "to the buried that repose around us."
"And I to your long life."
He again took my arm, and we proceeded.
"These vaults," he said, "are extensive."
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas:
everyone became mute, and amid the general silence the young man
crossed part of the length of the antechamber, and entered the
apartment of the captain of the Musketeers, congratulating
himself with all his heart at having so narrowly escaped the end
of this strange quarrel.
3 THE AUDIENCE
M. de Treville was at the moment in rather ill-humor,
nevertheless he saluted the young man politely, who bowed to the
very ground; and he smiled on receiving D'Artagnan's response,
the Bearnese accent of which recalled to him at the same time
his youth and his country--a double remembrance which makes a man
The Three Musketeers
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Mad King by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
the city and just below the forts the major portion of the
cavalry was drawn up in the shelter of a little ravine. Bar-
ney's eyes were fixed upon the soaring aeroplane.
In his hand was his watch. He would wait another fifteen
minutes, and if by then the signal had not come that the
Serbians were approaching, he would strike the blow that
he had decided upon. From time to time he glanced at his
The fifteen minutes had almost elapsed when there flut-
tered from the tiny monoplane a paper parachute. It dropped
for several hundred feet before it spread to the air pressure
The Mad King