|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Maggie: A Girl of the Streets by Stephen Crane:
he had for a fire engine. He howled and ran for the side door.
The officer made a terrific advance, club in hand. One comprehensive
sweep of the long night stick threw the ally to the floor and forced
Pete to a corner. With his disengaged hand he made a furious effort
at Jimmie's coat-tails. Then he regained his balance and paused.
"Well, well, you are a pair of pictures. What in hell yeh
been up to?"
Jimmie, with his face drenched in blood, escaped up a side street,
pursued a short distance by some of the more law-loving, or excited
individuals of the crowd.
Later, from a corner safely dark, he saw the policeman, the
Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from A Book of Remarkable Criminals by H. B. Irving:
Mrs. Manning was the original of the maid Hortense in "Bleak
House." Jonathan Wild, Eugene Aram, Deacon Brodie, Thomas
Griffiths Wainewright have all been made the heroes of books or
plays of varying merit. But it is not only in its stories
that crime has served to inspire romance. In the investigation
of crime, especially on the broader lines of Continental
procedure, we can track to the source the springs of conduct and
character, and come near to solving as far as is humanly possible
the mystery of human motive. There is always and must be in
every crime a terra incognita which, unless we could enter into
the very soul of a man, we cannot hope to reach. Thus far may we
A Book of Remarkable Criminals
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from King Henry VI by William Shakespeare:
How now! what news?
The Duke of Norfolk sends you word by me,
The queen is coming with a puissant host,
And craves your company for speedy counsel.
Why then it sorts; brave warriors, let's away.
SCENE II. Before York
[Flourish. Enter KING HENRY, QUEEN MARGARET, the