|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The White Moll by Frank L. Packard:
Nicky Viner himself and warn the man, and there was ample time in
which to do that. The code message specifically stated midnight
as the hour at which they proposed to favor old Viner with their
unhallowed attentions, and as it was but a little after ten now,
she had nearly a full two hours in which to accomplish what should
not take her more than a few minutes.
Rhoda Gray's lips tightened a little, as she hurried along. Old
Nicky Viner still lived in the same disreputable tenement in which
he had lived on the night of that murder two years ago, and she
could not ward off the thought that it had been - yes, and was - an
ideal place for a murder, from the murderer's standpoint! The
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini:
little silver bell upon his table.
"A moment, monsieur!" Andre-Louis' tone was peremptory. M. de
Lesdiguieres checked in sheer amazement at its impudence. "I can
state it very briefly... "
"Haven't I said already... "
"And when you have heard it," Andre-Louis went on, relentlessly,
interrupting the interruption, "you will agree with me as to its
M. de Lesdiguieres considered him very sternly.
"What is your name?" he asked.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Crisis in Russia by Arthur Ransome:
among the waking nightmares of everybody. Unless the
struggle, which has hitherto been going against us, takes a
turn for the better, we shall presently be quite unable to
ignore it ourselves.
I have tried to state the position in Russia today: on the one
hand to describe the crisis itself, the threat which is forcing
these people to an extreme of effort, and on the other hand
to describe the organization that is facing that threat; on the
one hand to set down what are the main characteristics of
the crisis, on the other hand to show how the comparatively
small body of persons actually supplying the Russian people