|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from When the World Shook by H. Rider Haggard:
we had fallen I am sure I do not know, but I should judge from
the awful speed at which we travelled, that it must have been
several thousand feet, probably four or five.
"Everything seems steady now," remarked Bastin, "so I suppose
this luggage lift has stopped. The odd thing is that I can't see
anything of it. There ought to be a shaft, but we seem to be
standing on a level floor."
"The odd thing is," said Bickley, "that we can see at all.
Where the devil does the light come from thousands of feet
"I don't know," answered Bastin, "unless there is natural gas
When the World Shook
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Touchstone by Edith Wharton:
undefinable change produced by the slow infiltration of poison.
Every implication that the words contained had reached its mark;
but Glennard felt that their obvious intention was lost in the
anguish of what they suggested. He was sure now that Flamel would
never have betrayed him; but the inference only made a wider
outlet for his anger. He paused breathlessly for Flamel to speak.
"If she knows, it's not through me." It was what Glennard had
"Through you, by God? Who said it was through you? Do you
suppose I leave it to you, or to anybody else, for that matter, to
keep my wife informed of my actions? I didn't suppose even such
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Jungle by Upton Sinclair:
city said so. The sewer would cost them about twenty-two dollars,
and the sidewalk fifteen if it were wood, twenty-five if it were cement.
So Jurgis went home again; it was a relief to know the worst, at any rate,
so that he could no more be surprised by fresh demands. He saw now
how they had been plundered; but they were in for it, there was no
turning back. They could only go on and make the fight and win--
for defeat was a thing that could not even be thought of.
When the springtime came, they were delivered from the dreadful cold,
and that was a great deal; but in addition they had counted on the
money they would not have to pay for coal--and it was just at this
time that Marija's board began to fail. Then, too, the warm weather