|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Redheaded Outfield by Zane Grey:
Out of the tail of my eye I saw the center
fielder running. When I rounded first base I got
a good look at this fielder, and though I had seen
the greatest outfielders the game ever produced,
I never saw one that covered ground so swiftly
On the ball soared, and began to drop; on the
fielder sped, and began to disappear over a little
hill back of his position. Then he reached up with
a long arm and marvelously caught the ball in
one hand. He went out of sight as I touched
The Redheaded Outfield
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy:
I don't know whether you think it wrong?"
He, waking apparently from thoughts of far different mould,
said vaguely, "Oh, did you? What did you do that for?"
"I don't know. He wanted to, and I let him."
"I hope it pleased him. I should think it was hardly a novelty."
They lapsed into silence. Had this been a case in the court of an
omniscient judge, he might have entered on his notes the curious
fact that Sue had placed the minor for the major indiscretion,
and had not said a word about the kiss.
After tea that evening Phillotson sat balancing the school registers.
She remained in an unusually silent, tense, and restless condition,
Jude the Obscure