|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Emma McChesney & Co. by Edna Ferber:
convince you of this thing. I'll have to do it standing."
Buck sank into his chair and dabbed at his forehead with his
"You'll never convince me, sitting or standing. Emma, I know I
fought the knickerbocker when you originated it, and I know that
it turned out to be a magnificent success. But this is
different. The knicker was practical; this thing's absurd--it's
impossible! This is an age of activity. In Civil War days women
minced daintily along when they walked at all. They stitched on
samplers by way of diversion."
"What has all that to do with it?" inquired Emma sweetly.
Emma McChesney & Co.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from McTeague by Frank Norris:
teeth on either side of the gap--one in the first molar and
one in the palatine surface of the cuspid; might he not
drill a socket in the remaining root and sockets in the
molar and cuspid, and, partly by bridging, partly by
crowning, fill in the gap? He made up his mind to do it.
Why he should pledge himself to this hazardous case McTeague
was puzzled to know. With most of his clients he would have
contented himself with the extraction of the loose tooth and
the roots of the broken one. Why should he risk his
reputation in this case? He could not say why.
It was the most difficult operation he had ever performed.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Domestic Peace by Honore de Balzac:
A Daughter of Eve
The Member for Arcis
The Middle Classes
Montcornet, Marechal, Comte de
A Distinguished Provincial at Paris
Scenes from a Courtesan's Life
A Man of Business