|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley:
man, instead of rushing blindfold on your ruin, something may be
"You think so!"
"I cannot promise; but--"
"But promise me one thing. Do you tell Mr. Frank what I say--or
rather, I'll warrant, if I knew the truth, he has said the very
same thing himself already."
"You are out there, old man; for here is his own handwriting."
Jack read the letter and sighed bitterly. "Well, I did take him
for another guess sort of fine gentleman. Still, if my duty isn't
his, it's mine all the same. I judge no man; but I go, Mr. Cary."
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
must climb over the wall."
20. The Dainty China Country
While the Woodman was making a ladder from wood which he found
in the forest Dorothy lay down and slept, for she was tired by the
long walk. The Lion also curled himself up to sleep and Toto lay
The Scarecrow watched the Woodman while he worked, and said to him:
"I cannot think why this wall is here, nor what it is made of."
"Rest your brains and do not worry about the wall," replied the Woodman.
"When we have climbed over it, we shall know what is on the other side."
After a time the ladder was finished. It looked clumsy, but
The Wizard of Oz
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Marriage Contract by Honore de Balzac:
notary, Maitre Mathias. My wife will give you her signature to
this paper as an endorsement of your claim to my income. If the
revenues of the entail do not pay this loan as quickly as I now
expect, you and I will settle on my return. The sum I ask for is
absolutely necessary to enable me to seek my fortune in India; and
if I know you, I shall receive it in Bordeaux the night before I
I have acted as you would have acted in my place. I held firm to
the last moment, letting no one suspect my ruin. Before the news
of the seizure of my property at Bordeaux reached Paris, I had
attempted, with one hundred thousand francs which I obtained on