|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Master and Man by Leo Tolstoy:
'Why, we are on the Zakharov lands. See where we've got to!'
'Nonsense!' retorted Vasili Andreevich.
'It's not nonsense, Vasili Andreevich. It's the truth,'
replied Nikita. 'You can feel that the sledge is going over a
potato-field, and there are the heaps of vines which have been
carted here. It's the Zakharov factory land.'
'Dear me, how we have gone astray!' said Vasili Andreevich.
'What are we to do now?'
'We must go straight on, that's all. We shall come out
somewhere--if not at Zakharova, then at the proprietor's farm,'
Master and Man
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Human Drift by Jack London:
FITZSIMMONS. [Exploding.] What!
MAUD. --In-law's first cousin.
MAUD. So you see I don't know him very well. I only met him
once--at the club. We had a drink together.
FITZSIMMONS. Then you don't know his sister?
MAUD. [Starting.] His sister? I--I didn't know he had a sister.
FITZSIMMONS. [Enthusiastically.] She's a peach. A queen. A
little bit of all right. A--a loo-loo.
MAUD. [Flattered.] She is, is she?
FITZSIMMONS. She's a scream. You ought to get acquainted with
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Memories and Portraits by Robert Louis Stevenson:
blown by. Had it not, it would have mattered the less, since all
through his life my father continued to justify his claim by fresh
advances. New apparatus for lights in new situations was
continually being designed with the same unwearied search after
perfection, the same nice ingenuity of means; and though the
holophotal revolving light perhaps still remains his most elegant
contrivance, it is difficult to give it the palm over the much
later condensing system, with its thousand possible modifications.
The number and the value of these improvements entitle their author
to the name of one of mankind's benefactors. In all parts of the
world a safer landfall awaits the mariner. Two things must be