|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Silverado Squatters by Robert Louis Stevenson:
regard to human life or the doctrine of probabilities.
Flinching travellers, who behold themselves coasting eternity
at every corner, look with natural admiration at their
driver's huge, impassive, fleshy countenance. He has the
very face for the driver in Sam Weller's anecdote, who upset
the election party at the required point. Wonderful tales
are current of his readiness and skill. One in particular,
of how one of his horses fell at a ticklish passage of the
road, and how Foss let slip the reins, and, driving over the
fallen animal, arrived at the next stage with only three.
This I relate as I heard it, without guarantee.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson:
this infantile army of spies and messengers, the fame of
Crozer had gone forth and was resented by his rivals. And
with that they separated.
On his way home Francie was a good deal occupied with the
recollection of this untoward incident. The challenge had
been fairly offered and basely refused: the tale would be
carried all over the country, and the lustre of the name of
Heathercat be dimmed. But the scene between Curate Haddo and
Janet M'Clour had also given him much to think of: and he was
still puzzling over the case of the curate, and why such ill
words were said of him, and why, if he were so merry-
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Lady Susan by Jane Austen:
Vernons, and when I write to him it must be under cover to you.
MRS. VERNON TO MR. DE COURCY
Well, my dear Reginald, I have seen this dangerous creature, and must
give you some description of her, though I hope you will soon be able to
form your own judgment she is really excessively pretty; however you may
choose to question the allurements of a lady no longer young, I must, for
my own part, declare that I have seldom seen so lovely a woman as Lady