|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from O Pioneers! by Willa Cather:
care of him all right," he said, rising. "You can
talk to him here, while I go to see to things in
the kitchen. I'll have him sent in. He ought
to be done washing out his cell by this time. We
have to keep 'em clean, you know."
The warden paused at the door, speaking
back over his shoulder to a pale young man in
convicts' clothes who was seated at a desk in
the corner, writing in a big ledger.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Wheels of Chance by H. G. Wells:
freckled by wear, glittered blindingly in the rising sunlight.
And at the top of the hill, after only one unsuccessful attempt,
which, somehow, terminated on the green, Hoopdriver mounted, and
with a stately and cautious restraint in his pace, and a
dignified curvature of path, began his great Cycling Tour along
the Southern Coast.
There is only one phrase to describe his course at this stage,
and that is--voluptuous curves. He did not ride fast, he did not
ride straight, an exacting critic might say he did not ride well-
-but he rode generously, opulently, using the whole road and even
nibbling at the footpath. The excitement never flagged. So far he
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Silas Marner by George Eliot:
held Silas's hand in hers, and grasped it firmly--it was a
weaver's hand, with a palm and finger-tips that were sensitive to
such pressure--while she spoke with colder decision than before.
"Thank you, ma'am--thank you, sir, for your offers--they're
very great, and far above my wish. For I should have no delight i'
life any more if I was forced to go away from my father, and knew he
was sitting at home, a-thinking of me and feeling lone. We've been
used to be happy together every day, and I can't think o' no
happiness without him. And he says he'd nobody i' the world till I
was sent to him, and he'd have nothing when I was gone. And he's
took care of me and loved me from the first, and I'll cleave to him