|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Tales of the Klondyke by Jack London:
'aunt you, so 'elp me, I will!"
Jacob Kent looked dubious, but declined to talk.
"'Ow's your chronometer? Wot's your longitude? 'Ow do you know
as your time's correct?" Cardegee persisted, vainly hoping to beat
his executioner out of a few minutes. "Is it Barrack's time you
'ave, or is it the Company time? 'Cos if you do it before the
stroke o' the bell, I'll not rest. I give you fair warnin'. I'll
come back. An' if you 'aven't the time, 'ow will you know?
That's wot I want--'ow will you tell?"
"I'll send you off all right," Kent replied. "Got a sun-dial
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Cruise of the Jasper B. by Don Marquis:
his feet wide apart, said very incisively:
"Sir, the Jasper B. is NOT a canal boat."
"Eh?" Wilton Barnstable started at the emphasis.
"The Jasper B.," pursued Cleggett, staring steadily at Wilton
Barnstable, "is a schooner."
"Ah!" said the other. "Indeed?"
"A schooner," repeated Cleggett, "indeed, sir! Indeed, sir, a
There was another silence, in which neither man would look aside;
they held each other with their eyes; the nervous strain
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Vendetta by Honore de Balzac:
"Well, then! have mercy! have pity!" she said. "You hesitate to be my
death, and you refuse me life! Oh! father, never have I loved you as I
do at this moment; give me Luigi! I ask for your consent upon my
knees: a daughter can humiliate herself before her father. My Luigi,
give me my Luigi, or I die!"
The violent excitement which suffocated her stopped her words, for she
had no voice; her convulsive movements showed plainly that she lay, as
it were, between life and death. Bartolomeo roughly pushed her from
"Go," he said. "The wife of Luigi Porta cannot be a Piombo. I have no