|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Bab:A Sub-Deb, Mary Roberts Rinehart by Mary Roberts Rinehart:
there was no sound from it.
I found a number of trunk-keys in a drawer in the library, and was
about to escape with them, when father came in. He gave me a long
look, and said:
"Bee still buzzing?"
I had hoped for some understanding from him, but my Spirits fell at
"I am still working, father," I said, in a firm if nervous tone. "I
am not doing as good work as I would if things were diferent,
but--I am at least content, if not happy."
He stared at me, and then came over to me.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Land that Time Forgot by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
opened it--some one who was willing to die himself if he might at
the same time encompass the death of all of us.
After that I kept a guard pacing the length of the narrow craft.
We worked upon the engine all that day and night and half the
following day. Most of the time we drifted idly upon the
surface, but toward noon we sighted smoke due west, and having
found that only enemies inhabited the world for us, I ordered
that the other engine be started so that we could move out of the
path of the oncoming steamer. The moment the engine started to
turn, however, there was a grinding sound of tortured steel, and
when it had been stopped, we found that some one had placed a
The Land that Time Forgot
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from U. S. Project Trinity Report by Carl Maag and Steve Rohrer:
not as strong as had been expected.
In order to prevent eye damage, Dr. Bainbridge ordered the
distribution of welder's filter glass. Because it was not known
exactly how the flash might affect eyesight, it was suggested that
direct viewing of the fireball not be attempted even with this
protection. The recommended procedure was to face away from ground
zero and watch the hills or sky until the fireball illuminated the
area. Then, after the initial flash had passed, one could turn around
and view the fireball through the filter glass. Despite these
well-publicized instructions, two participants did not take
precautions. They were temporarily blinded by the intense flash but