|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Life in the Iron-Mills by Rebecca Davis:
eagerly. At every sentence, Wolfe listened more and more like
a dumb, hopeless animal, with a duller, more stolid look
creeping over his face, glancing now and then at Mitchell,
marking acutely every smallest sign of refinement, then back to
himself, seeing as in a mirror his filthy body, his more stained
Never! He had no words for such a thought, but he knew now, in
all the sharpness of the bitter certainty, that between them
there was a great gulf never to be passed. Never!
The bell of the mills rang for midnight. Sunday morning had
dawned. Whatever hidden message lay in the tolling bells
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|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from On Revenues by Xenophon:
people of the present time are shy of facing.
 Or, "a very much larger sum than we have calculated on." Lit.
"many times over that sum."
 Or, "tax." See below, S. 49; for the whole matter see Thuc. vii.
27, vi. 91; Xen. "Mem." III. vi. 12, in reference to B.C. 413,
when Decelea had been fortified. As to the wholesale desertion of
slaves, "more than twenty thousand slaves had deserted, many of
them artisans," according to Thucydides.
 Or, "the days of Decelea." Lit. "the incidents of Decelea."
 I.e. "of their working since mining began."
 Lit. "are just the same to-day as our forefathers recollected
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Forged Coupon by Leo Tolstoy:
murdered so many people, whereas she, poor
soul, was helping everybody. And you think she
and I are to have the same lot? Oh no! Only
"Then you believe the soul lives on after a
man is dead?"
"To be sure; it truly lives."
Prokofy suffered greatly when death drew
near. He could hardly breathe. But in the very
last hour he felt suddenly relieved from all pain.
He called Stepan to him. "Farewell, brother,"
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