|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Wyoming by William MacLeod Raine:
have a blamed trouble left. Match, seh?" The foreman of the Lazy
D, already following his own advice, rolled deftly his smoke,
moistened it and proceeded to blow away his troubles.
Bannister looked at his debonair insouciance and laughed. "Water
off a duck's back," he quoted. "I know some folks that would be
sweating fear right now. It's ce'tainly an aggravating situation,
that of being an honest man hunted as a villain by a villain. But
I expaict my cousin's enjoying it."
"He ain't enjoying it so much as he would if his plans had worked
out a little smoother. He's holding the sack right now and
cussing right smaht over it being empty, I reckon."
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Before Adam by Jack London:
caves. Suddenly the Singing One dashed up a run-way
from a drinking-place, pursued by Red-Eye. She ran to
her husband. Poor little Crooked-Leg was terribly
scared. But he was a hero. He knew that death was
upon him, yet he did not run away. He stood up, and
chattered, bristled, and showed his teeth.
Red-Eye roared with rage. It was an offence to him
that any of the Folk should dare to withstand him. His
hand shot out and clutched Crooked-Leg by the neck.
The latter sank his teeth into Red-Eye's arm; but the
next moment, with a broken neck, Crooked-Leg was
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Letters from England by Elizabeth Davis Bancroft:
evening and engaged to dine there again quite EN FAMILLE, with only
the professor, whose conversation is delightful.
The next morning we went out to Craigcrook, Lord Jeffrey's country
seat, to see and lunch with him. He was confined to his couch. . .
. He is seventy-three or seventy-four, but looks not a minute older
than fifty. He has a fine head and forehead, and most agreeable and
courteous manners, rather of the old school. As he could not rise
to receive me he kissed my hand. Mrs. Jeffrey is an intelligent and
agreeable woman but has been much out of health the last year. She
was Miss Wilkes of New York, you know. The house was an old
castellated and fortified house, and with modern additions is a most