|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Ann Veronica by H. G. Wells:
dress of red canvas, trimmed with cheap and tawdry braid, and
short--it could hardly reach below the knee. On the same peg and
evidently belonging to it was a black velvet Zouave jacket. And
then! a garment that was conceivably a secondary skirt.
Miss Stanley hesitated, and took first one and then another of
the constituents of this costume off its peg and surveyed it.
The third item she took with a trembling hand by its waistbelt.
As she raised it, its lower portion fell apart into two baggy
"TROUSERS!" she whispered.
Her eyes travelled about the room as if in appeal to the very
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia by Samuel Johnson:
that you are not what you seemed, he will feel the resentment
natural to a man who, conscious of great abilities, discovers that
he has been tricked by understandings meaner than his own, and
perhaps the distrust which he can never afterwards wholly lay aside
may stop the voice of counsel and close the hand of charity; and
where will you find the power of restoring his benefactions to
mankind, or his peace to himself?"
To this no reply was attempted, and Imlac began to hope that their
curiosity would subside; but next day Pekuah told him she had now
found an honest pretence for a visit to the astronomer, for she
would solicit permission to continue under him the studies in which
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
performed? It was not bound! Stealthily and noiselessly
she moved her other limbs, only to discover that she
was free. She could not know how the thing had
happened, that Taglat, gnawing upon them for sinister
purposes of his own, had cut them through but an
instant before Numa had frightened him from his victim.
For a moment Jane Clayton was overwhelmed with joy and
thanksgiving; but only for a moment. What good was her
new-found liberty in the face of the frightful beast
crouching so close beside her? If she could have had
this chance under different conditions, how happily she
Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar