|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Man in Lower Ten by Mary Roberts Rinehart:
with my revolver."
"You can tell him that yourself." McKnight paused and bent forward.
"Hello, here's a visitor; little man with string halt."
"I won't see him," I said firmly. "I've been bothered enough with
We listened together to Mrs. Klopton's expostulating tones in the
lower hall and the creak of the boards as she came heavily up the
stairs. She had a piece of paper in her hand torn from a pocket
account-book, and on it was the name, Mr. Wilson Budd Hotchkiss.
"Oh, well, show him up," I said resignedly. "You'd better put those
The Man in Lower Ten
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Adieu by Honore de Balzac:
would swallow only my poor pontoniers, those fifty heroes who will
save the army, but who themselves will be forgotten."
The general laid his hand on his forehead and was silent. He felt that
Poland would be his grave, and that no voice would rise to do justice
to those noble men who stood in the water, the icy water of Beresina,
to destroy the buttresses of the bridges. One alone of those heroes
still lives--or, to speak more correctly, suffers--in a village,
The aide-de-camp started. Hardly had this generous officer gone a
hundred yards towards Studzianka than General Eble wakened a number of
his weary pontoniers, and began the work,--the charitable work of
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Ancient Regime by Charles Kingsley:
can never be lost; which stands, and will stand; marches, and will
march, proving its growth, its health, its progressive force, its
certainty of final victory, by those very changes, disputes,
mistakes, which the ignorant and the bigoted hold up to scorn, as
proofs of its uncertainty and its rottenness; because they never
have dared or cared to ask boldly--What are the facts of the case?--
and have never discovered either the acuteness, the patience, the
calm justice, necessary for ascertaining the facts, or their awful
and divine certainty when once ascertained.
[But these philosophers (it will be said) hated all religion.
Before that question can be fairly discussed, it is surely right to