|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Montezuma's Daughter by H. Rider Haggard:
having been forty days at sea.
ANDRES DE FONSECA
Now I shall dwell but briefly on all the adventures which befell me
during the year or so that I remained in Spain, for were I to set
out everything at length, this history would have no end, or at
least mine would find me before I came to it.
Many travellers have told of the glories of Seville, to which
ancient Moorish city I journeyed with all speed, sailing there up
the Guadalquiver, and I have to tell of lands from which no other
wanderer has returned to England, and must press on to them. To be
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Case of the Golden Bullet by Grace Isabel Colbron and Augusta Groner:
all these past days, been emphasizing his love for the woman he
had lost. Yet the question touched him unpleasantly and he looked
more sharply at the strange man over in the corner. He saw the
latter's face turn pale and a shiver run through his form. A
feeling of sympathy came over Kniepp and he asked warmly: "Won't
you take a glass of this wine? If you have been out in the cold
it will be good for you." His tone was gentle, almost cordial,
but the man to whom he offered the refreshment turned from him with
a gesture that was almost one of terror.
The Councillor rose suddenly from his chair. "Who are you? What
news is it you bring?" he asked with a voice that began to tremble.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne:
which vitrify as they burn and are entirely consumed, but Cyrus Harding
having manufactured a beautiful pair of snuffers, these candles would be
greatly appreciated during the long evenings in Granite House.
During this month there was no want of work in the interior of their new
dwelling. The joiners had plenty to do. They improved their tools, which
were very rough, and added others also.
Scissors were made among other things, and the settlers were at last able
to cut their hair, and also to shave, or at least trim their beards.
Herbert had none, Neb but little, but their companions were bristling in a
way which justified the making of the said scissors.
The manufacture of a hand-saw cost infinite trouble, but at last an
The Mysterious Island