|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Father Damien by Robert Louis Stevenson:
then proceed to criticise your utterance from several points of
view, divine and human, in the course of which I shall attempt to
draw again, and with more specification, the character of the dead
saint whom it has pleased you to vilify: so much being done, I
shall say farewell to you for ever.
"August 2, 1889.
"Rev. H. B. GAGE.
"Dear Brother, - In answer to your inquires about Father Damien, I
can only reply that we who knew the man are surprised at the
extravagant newspaper laudations, as if he was a most saintly
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Rezanov by Gertrude Atherton:
"What does this mean?" he roared to the sailor
on watch. "Clear them off--overboard, every one
of them. What are you staring at?"
The sailor, who was a "Bostonian," an inheri-
tance with the ship, opened his mouth in favor of
the unfortunate professor, but like his mates, he
stood in much awe of a master whose indulgence
demanded implicit obedience in return. Without
further ado, he flung the skins into the sea.
Rezanov, to do him justice, would not have acted
otherwise had he risen in the best of tempers. He
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Brother of Daphne by Dornford Yates:
superintendent which will spoil his holiday. I shall say that,
in spite of the fact that the dark lady with the eyes and the
seal-skin coat asked the porter with the nose- "
"Idiot. Can't you do anything now?"
"I can wave to the engine-driver as we go round a bend if you
think it's any good, or, of course, there's always the
communication cord, only- "
I broke off and looked at her. There was trouble in her great
eyes. The small foot tapped the floor nervously. One gloved
hand gripped the arm of her seat. I could have sworn the red
lips quivered a moment ago. I leaned forward.
The Brother of Daphne