|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Light of Western Stars by Zane Grey:
Stewart dropped his head, averting her direct gaze.
"We were comrades before Juarez. One day I dragged him out of a
ditch. I reminded him. Then I--I told him something I--I
"Stewart, I know from the way he looked at me that you spoke of
Her companion did not offer a reply to this, and Madeline did not
press the point.
"I heard Don Carlos's name several times. That interests me.
What have Don Carlos and his vaqueros to do with this?"
"That Greaser has all to do with it," replied Stewart, grimly.
The Light of Western Stars
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Beauty and The Beast by Bayard Taylor:
haggard, and that the fiery tinge on his cheeks and nose had faded
into livid purple. The only sign of emotion which he gave was a
convulsive shudder, which from time to time passed over his whole
Three archimandrites (abbots)and one hundred priests headed the
solemn funeral procession from the castle to the church on the
opposite hill. There the mass for the dead was chanted, the
responses being sung by a choir of silvery boyish voices. All the
appointments were of the costliest character. Not only all those
within the church, but the thousands outside, spared not their
tears, but wept until the fountains were exhausted. Notice was
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Collected Articles by Frederick Douglass:
"Yes, sir," I answered; "I have a paper with the American Eagle on it,
and that will carry me around the world."
With this I drew from my deep sailor's pocket my seaman's protection,
as before described. The merest glance at the paper satisfied him,
and he took my fare and went on about his business. This moment
of time was one of the most anxious I ever experienced.
Had the conductor looked closely at the paper, he could not
have failed to discover that it called for a very different-looking
person from myself, and in that case it would have been his duty
to arrest me on the instant, and send me back to Baltimore
from the first station. When he left me with the assurance