|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Mucker by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
"There he is though," said Mr. Harding. "It's certainly
strange. I can't understand what American troops are doing
across the border--especially under the present administration."
The Pesitistas held their ground for but a moment then they
wheeled and fled; but not before Pesita himself had forced his
pony close to that of Billy Byrne.
"Traitor!" screamed the bandit. "You shall die for this,"
and fired point-blank at the American.
Billy felt a burning sensation in his already wounded left
arm; but his right was still good.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Adieu by Honore de Balzac:
who is tenderly beloved, whose eyes will smile to them at waking, can
understand the sweet yet terrible emotion that shook the colonel's
soul. To him, this sleep was an illusion; the waking might be death,
death in its most awful form. Suddenly, a little goat jumped in three
bounds to the bench, and smelt at Stephanie, who waked at the sound.
She sprang to her feet, but so lightly that the movement did not
frighten the freakish animal; then she caught sight of Philippe, and
darted away, followed by her four-footed friend, to a hedge of elders;
there she uttered the same little cry like a frightened bird, which
the two men had heard near the other gate. Then she climbed an acacia,
and nestling into its tufted top, she watched the stranger with the
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Silverado Squatters by Robert Louis Stevenson:
risen again from its ashes. A lawn runs about the house, and
the lawn is in its turn surrounded by a system of little
five-roomed cottages, each with a verandah and a weedy palm
before the door. Some of the cottages are let to residents,
and these are wreathed in flowers. The rest are occupied by
ordinary visitors to the Hotel; and a very pleasant way this
is, by which you have a little country cottage of your own,
without domestic burthens, and by the day or week.
The whole neighbourhood of Mount Saint Helena is full of
sulphur and of boiling springs. The Geysers are famous; they
were the great health resort of the Indians before the coming