|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Land that Time Forgot by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
feeling more content than I had experienced since those three
whistle-blasts had shattered the peace of my world the
But peace upon the Channel has been but a transitory thing since
August, 1914. It proved itself such that morning, for I had
scarce gotten into my dry clothes and taken the girl's apparel
to the captain's cabin when an order was shouted down into the
engine-room for full speed ahead, and an instant later I heard
the dull boom of a gun. In a moment I was up on deck to see an
enemy submarine about two hundred yards off our port bow. She had
signaled us to stop, and our skipper had ignored the order; but
The Land that Time Forgot
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Country Doctor by Honore de Balzac:
wants the children, but for all that there is a good deal of
performance to go through before they will let us have them. When the
milk we give them comes to nothing, they cost us scarcely anything.
Besides that, three francs is a great deal, sir; there are fifteen
francs coming in, to say nothing of the five pounds' weight of soap.
In our part of the world you would simply have to wear your life out
before you would make ten sous a day."
"Then you have some land of your own?" asked the commandant.
"No, sir. I had some land once when my husband was alive; since he
died I have done so badly that I had to sell it"
"Why, how do you reach the year's end without debts?" Genestas went
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Wrecker by Stevenson & Osbourne:
Nares disappeared immediately from view and was scarce less
closely hidden than his captain.
Johnson, on the other hand, I often met. I could never learn
this man's country; and though he himself claimed to be
American, neither his English nor his education warranted the
claim. In all likelihood he was of Scandinavian birth and
blood, long pickled in the forecastles of English and American
ships. It is possible that, like so many of his race in similar
positions, he had already lost his native tongue. In mind, at
least, he was quite denationalised; thought only in English--to
call it so; and though by nature one of the mildest, kindest, and