|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Foolish Virgin by Thomas Dixon:
either. They were both too hungry. As Jim lighted his
cigarette when the coffee was served, he leaned back in
his chair and watched the breakers in silence.
"That's the best dinner I ever had in my life," he
"It was good. We were hungry."
"I've been hungry before, many a time. It was
something else, too." He paused and rose abruptly.
"Let's walk up the Beach."
"I'd love to," she answered, slowly rising.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin:
consider our British red grouse as only a strongly-marked race of a
Norwegian species, whereas the greater number rank it as an undoubted
species peculiar to Great Britain. A wide distance between the homes of
two doubtful forms leads many naturalists to rank both as distinct species;
but what distance, it has been well asked, will suffice? if that between
America and Europe is ample, will that between the Continent and the
Azores, or Madeira, or the Canaries, or Ireland, be sufficient? It must be
admitted that many forms, considered by highly-competent judges as
varieties, have so perfectly the character of species that they are ranked
by other highly-competent judges as good and true species. But to discuss
whether they are rightly called species or varieties, before any definition
On the Origin of Species
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from United States Declaration of Independence:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from Punishment for any Murders
which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us, in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring
Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government,
and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once
an example and fit instrument for introducing the same
absolute rule into these Colonies:
United States Declaration of Independence