|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson:
Norderney, so I was alone on board for Reuter. Moreover the buoys
to guide us in our course were not placed, and the captain had very
vague ideas about keeping his course; so I had to do a good deal,
and only lay down as I was for two hours in the night. I managed
to run the course perfectly. Everything went well, and we found
Norderney just where we wanted it next afternoon, and if the shore
end had been laid, could have finished there and then, October 1st.
But when we got to Norderney, we found the CAROLINE with shore end
lying apparently aground, and could not understand her signals; so
we had to anchor suddenly and I went off in a small boat with the
captain to the CAROLINE. It was cold by this time, and my arm was
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Mrs. Warren's Profession by George Bernard Shaw:
worse to me than she did, Frank.
FRANK. Oh yes I dare say! Did you ever preach at her the way
you preach at me every day?
REV. S. [wounded almost to tears] I leave you, sir. You are
incorrigible. [He turns towards the gate].
FRANK [utterly unmoved] Tell them I shant be home to tea, will
you, gov'nor, like a good fellow? [He moves towards the cottage
door and is met by Praed and Vivie coming out].
VIVIE [to Frank] Is that your father, Frank? I do so want to
FRANK. Certainly. [Calling after his father] Gov'nor. Youre
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle:
the leather bag in which I carried my takings. I hurled it out of
the window, and it disappeared into the Thames. The other clothes
would have followed, but at that moment there was a rush of
constables up the stair, and a few minutes after I found, rather,
I confess, to my relief, that instead of being identified as Mr.
Neville St. Clair, I was arrested as his murderer.
"I do not know that there is anything else for me to explain. I
was determined to preserve my disguise as long as possible, and
hence my preference for a dirty face. Knowing that my wife would
be terribly anxious, I slipped off my ring and confided it to the
Lascar at a moment when no constable was watching me, together
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes