|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Secret Places of the Heart by H. G. Wells:
disconcerting to recall. I want to alter it. I can feel
myself wallowing into a mess of modifications and
"I want a rest anyhow. . . ."
There was nothing for Dr. Martineau to say to that.
The two gentlemen smoked for some time in a slightly
uncomfortable silence. Dr. Martineau cleared his throat twice
and lit a second cigar. They then agreed to admire the bridge
and think well of Maidenhead. Sir Richmond communicated
hopeful news about his car, which was to arrive the next
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Bickerstaff-Partridge Papers by Jonathan Swift:
Geryon shall, etc. This prediction, tho' somewhat obscure, is
wonderfully adapt. Geryon is said to have been a king of Spain,
whom Hercules slew. It was a fiction of the poets, that he had
three heads, which the author says he shall have again: That is,
Spain shall have three kings; which is now wonderfully verified;
for besides the King of Portugal, which properly is part of
Spain, there are now two rivals for Spain, Charles and Philip:
But Charles being descended fro the Count of Hapsburgh, founder
of the Austrian family, shall soon make those heads but two; by
overturning Philip, and driving him out of Spain.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Danny's Own Story by Don Marquis:
papers. But it's none of them, unless one of you
forces me to it." Then he says:
"You DID want to see the children, Jane?"
"Jane," he says, "can't you see I'm the better
The perfessor, he was woke up after all them
years of scientifics, and he didn't want to see her
go. "Look at him," he says, pointing to the feller
with the brown beard, "he's scared stiff right now."
Which I would of been scared myself if I'd a-been