|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Damaged Goods by Upton Sinclair:
ten years ago. Antoine produced it at his theater and Paris
immediately censored it, but soon thought better of it and
removed the ban. During the summer of 1910 it was played in
Brussels before crowded houses, for then the city was thronged
with visitors to the exposition. Finally New York got it last
spring and eugenic enthusiasts and doctors everywhere have
A letter to Mr. Bennett from Dr. Hills, Pastor of Plymouth
23 Monroe Street
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells:
emphasis, the shepherd's pipe music from the last act in "Tristan
and Isolde." Presently she missed a note, failed again, ran her
finger heavily up the scale, struck the piano passionately with
her fist, making a feeble jar in the treble, jumped up, and went
out of the room....
The nurse found me still wearing my helmet of bandages, partially
dressed, and pottering round the room to find the rest of my
clothes. I was in a state of exasperated hunger for Beatrice,
and I was too inflamed and weakened to conceal the state of my
mind. I was feebly angry because of the irritation of dressing,
and particularly of the struggle to put on my trousers without
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Faith of Men by Jack London:
they received it contemptuously. But on the fourth day, there
being nowhere else to go, they went up "that pup." They knew that
it was practically unstaked, but they had no intention of staking.
The trip was made more for the purpose of giving vent to their ill-
humour than for anything else. They had become quite cynical,
sceptical. They jeered and scoffed at everything, and insulted
every chechaquo they met along the way.
At No. 23 the stakes ceased. The remainder of the creek was open
"Moose pasture," sneered Kink Mitchell.
But Bill gravely paced off five hundred feet up the creek and