|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Virginian by Owen Wister:
this place. I'll go with you anywhere. To any house, to the
mountains, to anywhere away. We'll leave this horrible place
together and--and--oh, won't you listen to me?" She stretched her
hands to him. "Won't you listen?"
He took her hands. "I must stay here."
Her hands clung to his. "No, no, no. There's something else.
There's something better than shedding blood in cold blood. Only
think what it means! Only think of having to remember such a
thing! Why, it's what they hang people for! It's murder!"
He dropped her hands. "Don't call it that name," he said sternly.
"When there was the choice!" she exclaimed, half to herself, like
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Riverman by Stewart Edward White:
evidently in disobedience of orders and in fear of destruction,
brought them a tray of food, which she put down on a small table and
hastily fled. In a room down the hall they could hear the murmur of
voices where Mrs. Bishop received spiritual consolation from her
adviser. When the trunks were packed, Orde sent for a baggage
waggon. Carroll went silently from place to place, saying farewell
to such of her treasures as she had made up her mind to leave. Orde
scribbled a note to Gerald, requesting him to pack up the
miscellanies and send them to Michigan by freight. The baggage man
and Orde carried the trunks downstairs. No one appeared. Carroll
and Orde walked together to the hotel. Next morning an interview
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy:
old men sat together.
Prince Nicholas grew more animated and expressed his views on the
He said that our wars with Bonaparte would be disastrous so long
as we sought alliances with the Germans and thrust ourselves into
European affairs, into which we had been drawn by the Peace of Tilsit.
"We ought not to fight either for or against Austria. Our political
interests are all in the East, and in regard to Bonaparte the only
thing is to have an armed frontier and a firm policy, and he will
never dare to cross the Russian frontier, as was the case in 1807!"
"How can we fight the French, Prince?" said Count Rostopchin. "Can
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