|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Case of the Golden Bullet by Grace Isabel Colbron and Augusta Groner:
carried out this secret, terrible deed? The victim had not been
allowed the time to write down the name of his murderer.
Horn took the letter into his keeping. Then he left the room,
followed by Muller and the valet, to look about the rest of the
house as far as possible. This was not very far, for the second
story was closed off by a tall iron grating.
"Is the house door locked during the daytime?" asked Horn of the
"The front door is, but the side door into the garden is usually
"Has it ever happened that any one got into the house from this
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas:
two thousand pistoles; meanwhile, let me take these men
"No," replied D'Artagnan; "what signifies a delay of half an
hour? I am a man of order, sir; let us do things in order."
"Nevertheless," replied Mordaunt, "I could compel you; I
"Ah, sir!" said D'Artagnan, "I see that although we have had
the honor of traveling in your company you do not know us.
We are gentlemen; we are, both of us, able to kill you and
your eight men -- we two only. For Heaven's sake don't be
obstinate, for when others are obstinate I am obstinate
Twenty Years After
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Lone Star Ranger by Zane Grey:
willow thickets. These he threaded to come at length to the
ford. It was a gravel bottom, and therefore an easy crossing.
Once upon the opposite shore he reined in his horse and looked
darkly back. This action marked his acknowledgment of his
situation: he had voluntarily sought the refuge of the outlaws;
he was beyond the pale. A bitter and passionate curse passed
his lips as he spurred his horse into the brakes on that alien
He rode perhaps twenty miles, not sparing his horse nor caring
whether or not he left a plain trail.
"Let them hunt me!" he muttered.
The Lone Star Ranger