|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Virginian by Owen Wister:
But Ed, it seemed, wanted no breakfast. And the tin dishes
rattled as they were gathered and taken to be packed.
"Drink this coffee, anyway," another urged; "you'll feel warmer."
These words almost made it seem like my own execution. My whole
body turned cold in company with the prisoner's, and as if with a
clank the situation tightened throughout my senses.
"I reckon if every one's ready we'll start." It was the
Virginian's voice once more, and different from the rest. I heard
them rise at his bidding, and I put the blanket over my head. I
felt their tread as they walked out, passing my stall. The straw
that was half under me and half out in the stable was stirred as
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from A Legend of Montrose by Walter Scott:
below; it seemed as if the pursuers had not discovered the narrow
path which led to the top of the rock, or that, having discovered
it, the peril of the ascent, joined to the imperfect light, and
the uncertainty whether it might not be defended, made them
hesitate to attempt it.
At length a shadowy figure was seen, which raised itself up from
the abyss of darkness below, and, emerging into the pale
moonlight, began cautiously and slowly to ascend the rocky path.
The outline was so distinctly marked, that Captain Dalgetty could
discover not only the person of a Highlander, but the long gun
which he carried in his hand, and the plume of feathers which
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from In Darkest England and The Way Out by General William Booth:
such change in Society as will enable the poor man to take his wife and
children for a fortnight's sojourn, during the oppressive summer days,
to brace them up for their winter's task, although this might be as
desirable in their case as in that of their more highly favoured
fellow-creatures. But I would make it possible for every man;
woman and child, to get, now and then, a day's refreshing change by a
visit to that never-failing source of interest. In the carrying out of
this plan, we are met at the onset with a difficulty of some little
magnitude, and that is the necessity of a vastly reduced charge in the
cost of the journey. To do anything effective we must be able to get a
man from Whitechapel or Stratford to the sea-side and back for a
In Darkest England and The Way Out