|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Oakdale Affair by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
storm and came to the Squibbs place together. They
were kind to me, and I hate to tell anything that would
get the boy in trouble. That is the reason I hesitated.
He seemed such a nice boy! It is hard to believe that
he is a criminal, and Bridge was always so considerate.
He looks like a tramp; but he talks and acts like a gentle-
The telephone bell rang briskly, and a moment later
the butler stepped into the room to say that Mr. Burton
was wanted on the wire. He returned to the living
room in two or three minutes.
The Oakdale Affair
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Records of a Family of Engineers by Robert Louis Stevenson:
and re-named the PHAROS. By July 1807 she was overhauled,
rigged for her new purpose, and turned into the lee of the
Isle of May. `It was proposed that the whole party should
meet in her and pass the night; but she rolled from side to
side in so extraordinary a manner, that even the most seahardy
fled. It was humorously observed of this vessel that she was
in danger of making a round turn and appearing with her keel
uppermost; and that she would even turn a half-penny if laid
upon deck.' By two o'clock on the morning of the 15th July
this purgatorial vessel was moored by the Bell Rock.
A sloop of forty tons had been in the meantime built at
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Puck of Pook's Hill by Rudyard Kipling:
by the wayside."'
'What did Weland say?' said Una. 'Was he angry?'
'He called me names and rolled his eyes, and I went
away to wake up the people inland. But the pirates
conquered the country, and for centuries Weland was a
most important God. He had temples everywhere - from
Lincolnshire to the Isle of Wight, as he said - and his
sacrifices were simply scandalous. To do him justice, he
preferred horses to men; but men or horses, I knew that
presently he'd have to come down in the world - like the
other Old Things. I gave him lots of time - I gave him