|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from On Revenues by Xenophon:
history of the past. It is possible, of course, for private persons to
combine in the same way, and share their fortunes and minimise
their risks. Nor need you apprehend, sirs, that a state mining
company, established on this principle, will prove a thorn in the
side of the private owner, or the private owner prove injurious to
the state. But rather like allies who render each other stronger the
more they combine, so in these silver mines, the greater number of
companies at work the larger the riches they will discover and
 "To form similar joint-stock companies."
 See "Cyneg." v. 5.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Almayer's Folly by Joseph Conrad:
to Sambir--a Son of Heaven," muttered the old woman to herself.
"Go away, girl!"
The two women stood close to the curtain, Nina wishing to
approach the rent in the stuff, and her mother defending the
position with angry obstinacy. On the other side there was a
lull in the conversation, but the breathing of several men, the
occasional light tinkling of some ornaments, the clink of metal
scabbards, or of brass siri-vessels passed from hand to hand, was
audible during the short pause. The women struggled silently,
when there was a shuffling noise and the shadow of Almayer's
burly form fell on the curtain.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne:
The hunters then rose, and using their sticks like scythes, they mowed
down whole rows of these couroucous, who never thought of flying away, and
stupidly allowed themselves to be knocked off. A hundred were already
heaped on the ground, before the others made up their minds to fly.
"Well," said Pencroft, "here is game, which is quite within the reach of
hunters like us. We have only to put out our hands and take it!"
The sailor having strung the couroucous like larks on flexible twigs,
they then continued their exploration. The stream here made a bend towards
the south, but this detour was probably not prolonged for the river must
have its source in the mountain, and be supplied by the melting of the snow
which covered the sides of the central cone.
The Mysterious Island