|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Rezanov by Gertrude Atherton:
were surrounded by a high wall, enclosing a gar-
den where the Castilian roses grew even more lux-
uriantly than at the Presidio. The walls, like the
houses, were white, and on those of Don Juan
Moraga, a cousin of Dona Ignacia Arguello, the
roses had been trained to form a border along the
top in a fashion that reminded Rezanov of the pink
edged walls of Fiesole.
The white red-tiled church and the long line of
rooms adjoining were built of adobe with no effort
at grandeur, but with a certain noble simplicity of
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Tom Sawyer, Detective by Mark Twain:
Tom and whisper:
"Ain't you got any sense? Sp'iling such a noble chance
as this and throwing it away?"
But he warn't disturbed. He mumbled back:
"Huck Finn, do you want me to let her SEE how bad I
want to go? Why, she'd begin to doubt, right away,
and imagine a lot of sicknesses and dangers and objections,
and first you know she'd take it all back. You lemme alone;
I reckon I know how to work her."
Now I never would 'a' thought of that. But he was right.
Tom Sawyer was always right--the levelest head I ever see,
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Rezanov by Gertrude Atherton:
wishes is contingent. This marriage cannot take
place without a dispensation from Rome and the
consent of the King."
Rezanov looked at Don Jose. "You, too?" he
The Commandante stirred uneasily, heaved a deep
sigh; he thought of the long impatience of his Con-
cha. "It is true," he said. "Not only would it
be impossible for my conscience to resign itself to
the marriage of my daughter with a heretic--par-
don, Excellency--without the blessing of the Pope;