|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield:
It was the Young Man again. He ordered more port, and brought no book this
"Don't go and sit miles away," he grumbled. "I want to be amused. And
here, take my coat. Can't you dry it somewhere?--snowing again."
"There's a warm place--the ladies' cloak-room," she said. "I'll take it in
there--just by the kitchen."
She felt better, and quite happy again.
"I'll come with you," he said. "I'll see where you put it."
And that did not seem at all extraordinary. She laughed and beckoned to
"In here," she cried. "Feel how warm. I'll put more wood on that oven.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Young Forester by Zane Grey:
National Forests there before I go to college. The work will be different;
those Western forests are all pine. I've a friend, Dick Leslie, a fellow I
used to fish with, who went West and is now a fire ranger in the new
National Forest in Arizona--Penetier is the name of it. He has written me
several times to come out and spend a while with him in the woods."
"Penetier? Where is that--near what town?"
"Holston. It's a pretty rough country, Dick says; plenty of deer, bears,
and lions on his range. So I could hunt some while studying the forests. I
think I'd be safe with Dick, even if it is wild out there."
"All right, I'll let you go. When you return we'll see about the college."
Then he surprised me by drawing a letter from his pocket and handing it to
The Young Forester
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Falk by Joseph Conrad:
lady together with your heart, and live happy ever
Upon the whole he seemed to accept that view as
far as the girl was concerned, but his eyelids
drooped. There was still something in the way.
For one thing Hermann disliked him so much. As
to me, on the contrary, it seemed as though he could
not praise me enough. Mrs. Hermann too. He
didn't know why they disliked him so. It made
everything most difficult.
I listened impassive, feeling more and more dip-