|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen:
the horror and wonder of London was at its height--for "Mrs.
Beaumont," as I have told you, was well known in society--I
wrote to my friend Dr. Phillips, giving some brief outline, or
rather hint, of what happened, and asking him to tell me the
name of the village where the events he had related to me
occurred. He gave me the name, as he said with the less
hesitation, because Rachel's father and mother were dead, and
the rest of the family had gone to a relative in the State of
Washington six months before. The parents, he said, had
undoubtedly died of grief and horror caused by the terrible
death of their daughter, and by what had gone before that death.
The Great God Pan
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne:
superior to that of gunpowder. I will even add, that if we mix
it with one-eighth of its own weight of nitrate of potassium,
its expansive force is again considerably augmented."
"Will that be necessary?" asked the major.
"I think not," replied Barbicane. "So, then, in place of
1,600,000 pounds of powder, we shall have but 400,000 pounds of
fulminating cotton; and since we can, without danger, compress
500 pounds of cotton into twenty-seven cubic feet, the whole
quantity will not occupy a height of more than 180 feet within
the bore of the Columbiad. In this way the shot will have more
than 700 feet of bore to traverse under a force of 6,000,000,000
From the Earth to the Moon
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Whirligigs by O. Henry:
take the roof from over my children and the little from
them as they has to live on, whoever again calls this state
great or its government just will have a lie in their
The Commissioner laid this letter aside with a sigh.
Many, many such letters he had received. He had never
been hurt by them, nor had he ever felt that they appealed
to him personally. He was but the state's servant, and
must follow its laws. And yet, somehow, this reflection
did not always eliminate a certain responsible feeling
that hung upon him. Of all the state's officers he was