|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Bucky O'Connor by William MacLeod Raine:
"It would be a pity if me pull wouldn't do a little thing like
that," scoffed the conspirator genially.
"But, win or lose, I may be able to help you. We need musicians
to play those pianos we're bringing in. Well, the most dependable
men we can set to play some of them are the prisoners in the
fortress. There's likely to be a wholesale jail delivery the
night before the election. Now, it's just probable that the lads
we free will fight to keep their freedom. That's why we use them.
They HAVE to be true to us because, if they don't, WHICHEVER SIDE
WINS back they go to jail."
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Forged Coupon by Leo Tolstoy:
ready cash. He lived with his aunt. Mitia
quite realised that Mahin was not a respectable
fellow, but when he was in his company he could
not help doing what he wished. Mahin was in
when Mitia called, and was just preparing to go
to the theatre. His untidy room smelt of scented
soap and eau-de-Cologne.
"That's awful, old chap," said Mahin, when
Mitia telling him about his troubles, showed the
coupon and the fifty kopeks, and added that he
wanted nine roubles more. "We might, of
The Forged Coupon
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry:
are wisest. They are the magi.
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