|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens:
'that it could be no other. Miss Haredale, I bear a name which is
not unknown to you--which it is a pride, and yet a pain to me to
know, sounds pleasantly in your ears. I am a man advanced in life,
as you see. I am the father of him whom you honour and distinguish
above all other men. May I for weighty reasons which fill me with
distress, beg but a minute's conversation with you here?'
Who that was inexperienced in deceit, and had a frank and youthful
heart, could doubt the speaker's truth--could doubt it too, when
the voice that spoke, was like the faint echo of one she knew so
well, and so much loved to hear? She inclined her head, and
stopping, cast her eyes upon the ground.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry:
End of this Project Gutenberg Etext of THE GIFT OF THE MAGI.
The Gift of the Magi
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Travels and Researches in South Africa by Dr. David Livingstone:
the original was typed in (manually) twice and electronically compared.
[Note on text: Italicized words or phrases are CAPITALIZED.
Some obvious errors have been corrected.]
Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa.
Also called, Travels and Researches in South Africa;
or, Journeys and Researches in South Africa.
By David Livingstone [British (Scot) Missionary and Explorer--1813-1873.]
David Livingstone was born in Scotland, received his medical degree
from the University of Glasgow, and was sent to South Africa
by the London Missionary Society. Circumstances led him to try to meet
the material needs as well as the spiritual needs of the people he went to,