|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas:
family, in the lower part of Brittany, to obtain the sum
necessary for my departure."
Porthos observed a last struggle between love and avarice.
"And as," continued he, "the duchess whom you saw at the church
has estates near to those of my family, we mean to make the
journey together. Journeys, you know, appear much shorter when
we travel two in company."
"Have you no friends in Paris, then, Monsieur Porthos?" said the
"I thought I had," said Porthos, resuming his melancholy air;
"but I have been taught my mistake."
The Three Musketeers
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Betty Zane by Zane Grey:
her trembling hands. She endeavored to still that throbbing heart and to
conquer that sweet vague feeling which had crept over her and made her weak.
The tears began to come and with a sob she threw herself on the bed and buried
her head in the pillow.
An hour after, when Betty had quieted herself and had seated herself by the
window a light knock sounded on the door and Col. Zane entered. He hesitated
and came in rather timidly, for Betty was not to be taken liberties with, and
seeing her by the window he crossed the room and sat down by her side.
Betty did not remember her father or her mother. Long ago when she was a child
she had gone to her brother, laid her head on his shoulder and told him all
her troubles. The desire grew strong within her now. There was comfort in the
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from United States Declaration of Independence:
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of
Officers to harass our People, and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies
without the Consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the Military independent of
and superior to the Civil Power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction
foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws;
giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended legislation:
For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from Punishment for any Murders
United States Declaration of Independence