|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Herland by Charlotte Gilman:
thought it was quite plain. We are trying to learn of you all we
can, and to teach you what you are willing to learn of our country."
"Is that all?" he insisted.
She smiled a quiet enigmatic smile. "That depends."
"Depends on what?"
"Mainly on yourselves," she replied.
"Why do you keep us shut up so closely?"
"Because we do not feel quite safe in allowing you at large
where there are so many young women."
Terry was really pleased at that. He had thought as much,
inwardly; but he pushed the question. "Why should you be afraid?
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Kenilworth by Walter Scott:
of numbers has a more strong effect on ear and imagination than
in more advanced life. At this season of immature taste, the
author was greatly delighted with the poems of Mickle and
Langhorne, poets who, though by no means deficient in the higher
branches of their art, were eminent for their powers of verbal
melody above most who have practised this department of poetry.
One of those pieces of Mickle, which the author was particularly
pleased with, is a ballad, or rather a species of elegy, on the
subject of Cumnor Hall, which, with others by the same author,
was to be found in Evans's Ancient Ballads (vol. iv., page 130),
to which work Mickle made liberal contributions. The first
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Mad King by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
his spies among the palace servants, or even the guard. You
know the old fox has always made it a point to curry favor
with the common soldiers. When he was minister of war he
treated them better than he did his officers."
"It seems strange, Coblich, that so shrewd a man as you
should have been unable to discover some irregularity in
the political life of Prince Ludwig von der Tann before
now," said the prince querulously. "He is the greatest men-
ace to our peace and sovereignty. With Von der Tann out
of the way there would be none powerful enough to ques-
tion our right to the throne of Lutha--after poor Leopold
The Mad King