|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Arizona Nights by Stewart Edward White:
down a hole, and they dug it out, and that's what they got."
The newcomer grinned.
"The trouble with you fellows," he proffered "is that you're so
plumb alkalied you don't know the real thing when you see it."
"That's right," supplemented Windy Bill drily. "HE come from New
"No!" cried Jed. "You don't say so? Did he come in one box or in
Under cover of the laugh, the newcomer made a raid on the dutch
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Mosses From An Old Manse by Nathaniel Hawthorne:
The tangled and gloomy forest through which the personages of my
tale were wandering differed widely from the dreamer's land of
fantasy; yet there was something in their way of life that Nature
asserted as her own, and the gnawing cares which went with them
from the world were all that now obstructed their happiness. One
stout and shaggy steed, the bearer of all their wealth, did not
shrink from the added weight of Dorcas; although her hardy
breeding sustained her, during the latter part of each day's
journey, by her husband's side. Reuben and his son, their muskets
on their shoulders and their axes slung behind them, kept an
Mosses From An Old Manse
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from A Footnote to History by Robert Louis Stevenson:
enough: the offenders were to be effectually punished, the
sufferers partially indemnified. To the Samoans, the thing
appeared no less simple, but quite different: "Malietoa was selling
Samoans to Misi Ueba." What else could be expected? Here was a
private corporation engaged in making money; to it was delegated,
upon a question of profit and loss, one of the functions of the
Samoan crown; and those who make anomalies must look for comments.
Public feeling ran unanimous and high. Prisoners who escaped from
the private gaol were not recaptured or not returned and Malietoa
hastened to build a new prison of his own, whither he conveyed, or
pretended to convey, the fugitives. In October 1885 a trenchant