|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Man in Lower Ten by Mary Roberts Rinehart:
"She lifted her right arm before I left," the doctor finished
cheerily, "so the operation was a success, even if she should die."
"Good Heavens," McKnight broke in, "and I thought you were just an
ordinary mortal, like the rest of us! Let me touch you for luck.
Was she pretty?"
"Yes, and young. Had a wealth of bronze-colored hair. Upon my
soul, I hated to cut it."
McKnight and I exchanged glances.
"Do you know her name, doctor?" I asked.
"No. The nurses said her clothes came from a Pittsburg tailor."
"She is not conscious, I suppose?"
The Man in Lower Ten
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Caesar's Commentaries in Latin by Julius Caesar:
cogi, exercitum in unum locum conduci. Tum vero dubitandum non
existimavit quin ad eos proficisceretur. Re frumentaria provisa castra
movet diebusque circiter XV ad fines Belgarum pervenit.
Eo cum de improviso celeriusque omnium opinione venisset, Remi, qui
proximi Galliae ex Belgis sunt, ad eum legatos Iccium et Andebrogium,
primos civitatis, miserunt, qui dicerent se suaque omnia in fidem atque
potestatem populi Romani permittere, neque se cum reliquis Belgis
consensisse neque contra populum Romanum coniurasse, paratosque esse et
obsides dare et imperata facere et oppidis recipere et frumento ceterisque
rebus iuvare; reliquos omnes Belgas in armis esse, Germanosque qui cis
Rhenum incolant sese cum his coniunxisse, tantumque esse eorum omnium
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Copy-Cat & Other Stories by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman:
have anything else. His father had never done
anything for him except to admonish him. His
scanty revenue for his support and college expenses
came from his maternal grandmother, who had been
a woman of parts and who had openly scorned her
Grandmother Loomis had left a will which occa-
sioned much comment. By its terms she had pro-
vided sparsely but adequately for Benjamin's edu-
cation and living until he should graduate; and her
house, with all her personal property, and the bulk of