|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Wheels of Chance by H. G. Wells:
expectation. "Beg pardon, sir," said Stephen, with a diplomatic
"Well?" said Bechamel, wondering suddenly if Jessie had kept some
of her threats. If so, he was in for an explanation. But he had
it ready. She was a monomaniac. "Leave me alone with her," he
would say; "I know how to calm her."
"Mrs. Beaumont," said Stephen.
He rose with a fine surprise. "Gone!" he said with a half laugh.
"Gone, sir. On her bicycle."
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Aeneid by Virgil:
"Brave youth, the more your valor has been tried,
The more becomes it us, with due respect,
To weigh the chance of war, which you neglect.
You want not wealth, or a successive throne,
Or cities which your arms have made your own:
My towns and treasures are at your command,
And stor'd with blooming beauties is my land;
Laurentum more than one Lavinia sees,
Unmarried, fair, of noble families.
Now let me speak, and you with patience hear,
Things which perhaps may grate a lover's ear,
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Astoria by Washington Irving:
for a morning's meal to his hungry comrades. On his way back with
his prize, he observed two heads peering over the edge of an
impending cliff, several hundred feet high, which he supposed to
be a couple of wolves. As he continued on, he now and then cast
his eye up; heads were still there, looking down with fixed and
watchful gaze. A suspicion now flashed across his mind that they
might be Indian scouts; and, had they not been far above the
reach of his rifle, he would undoubtedly have regaled them with a
On arriving at the camp, he directed the attention of his
comrades to these aerial observers. The same idea was at first