|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Fanny Herself by Edna Ferber:
detached tower-like structures where a secret acid process
went on. In the early days the mills had employed many
workers, but newly invented machinery had come to take the
place of hand labor. The rag-rooms alone still employed
hundreds of girls who picked, sorted, dusted over the great
suction bins. The rooms in which they worked were gray with
dust. They wore caps over their hair to protect it from the
motes that you could see spinning and swirling in the watery
sunlight that occasionally found its way through the gray-
filmed window panes. It never seemed to occur to them that
the dust cap so carefully pulled down about their heads
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Case of the Golden Bullet by Grace Isabel Colbron and Augusta Groner:
with the cold, as he leaned against the stove. Their sympathies
were aroused in a moment. "Why don't you sit down?" asked Nanette,
pushing a chair towards him, and Lena rose to get him something
warm from the kitchen.
The peddler threw a look at George, who nodded in answer. "He
said he'd like to see the things they gave you after Mrs. Kniepp's
death," the young man remarked
"Do you buy things like that?" Nanette turned to the peddler.
"I'd just like to look at them first, if you'll let me."
"I'd be glad to get rid of them. But I won't go upstairs, I'm
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Ball at Sceaux by Honore de Balzac:
the bitter tone of the discussion now exclaimed:
"Do not tease my poor little Emilie; don't you see she is waiting till
the Duc de Bordeaux comes of age!"
The old man's pleasantry was received with general laughter.
"Take care I don't marry you, old fool!" replied the young girl, whose
last words were happily drowned in the noise.
"My dear children," said Madame de Fontaine, to soften this saucy
retort, "Emilie, like you, will take no advice but her mother's."
"Bless me! I shall take no advice but my own in a matter which
concerns no one but myself," said Mademoiselle de Fontaine very