|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Rescue by Joseph Conrad:
of men were all moving outward from the centre toward the
palisades. Somewhere amongst the buildings a gong clanged.
D'Alcacer's raised voice was heard:
"What is happening?"
Lingard was passing then close to the prisoners' house. There was
a group of armed men below the verandah and above their heads he
saw Mrs. Travers by the side of d'Alcacer. The fire by which
Lingard had spent the night was extinguished, its embers
scattered, and the bench itself lay overturned. Mrs. Travers must
have run up on the verandah at the first alarm. She and d'Alcacer
up there seemed to dominate the tumult which was now subsiding.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Father Damien by Robert Louis Stevenson:
the comfort of your home. It would have been news certainly to
myself, had any one told me that afternoon that I should live to
drag such a matter into print. But you see, sir, how you degrade
better men to your own level; and it is needful that those who are
to judge betwixt you and me, betwixt Damien and the devil's
advocate, should understated your letter to have been penned in a
house which could raise, and that very justly, the envy and the
comments of the passers-by. I think (to employ a phrase of yours
which I admire) it "should be attributed" to you that you have
never visited the scene of Damien's life and death. If you had,
and had recalled it, and looked about your pleasant rooms, even
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Desert Gold by Zane Grey:
rushing in to tell Mercedes. Then he hurried out into the yard,
closely followed by the Beldings.
Lash handed down a ragged, travel-stained, wan girl into Belding's
It was indeed a repentant Nell, but there was spirit yet in the
tired blue eyes. Then she caught sight of Gale and gave him a
"Nell!" Gale reached for her hand, held it tightly, and found