|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from An Unsocial Socialist by George Bernard Shaw:
"Do you feel better and more comfortable now?" he said.
"No," she replied, angry with herself for feeling both.
"Then," he said cheerfully, as if she had uttered a hearty
affirmative, "I will put some more coals on the fire, and we
shall be as snug as possible. It makes me wildly happy to see you
at my fireside, and to know that you are my own wife."
"I wonder how you can look me in the face and say so," she cried.
"I should wonder at myself if I could look at your face and say
anything else. Oatmeal is a capital restorative; all your energy
is coming back. There, that will make a magnificent blaze
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Bucky O'Connor by William MacLeod Raine:
Oh, Bucky!" She crept close to him and put her arms around his
neck, holding him tight, as if in the hope that she could keep
him against the untoward fate that was reaching for him. "Oh,
Bucky, if I could only die for you!"
"Don't give up, little friend. I don't. Somehow I'll slip out,
and then you'll have to live for me and not die for me."
"What is it that the governor wants you to say that you won't?"
"Oh, he wants me to sell our friends. I told him to go climb a
"Of course you couldn't do that," she sighed regretfully.
He laughed. "Well, hardly, and call myself a white man."
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Blix by Frank Norris:
Cliff House station can't launch their boat. So, you see, we
don't go out much, but when we DO, it means business with a great
big B. Now, this here, you see," continued the Captain, rolling
back the sliding doors of the house, "is the surf-boat. By the
way, let's see; I ain't just caught your names yet."
"Well, my name's Rivers," said Condy, "and this is Miss Bessemer.
We're both from the city."
"Happy to know you, sir; happy to know you, miss," he returned,
pulling off his cap. "My name's Hoskins, but you can just call me