|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Brother of Daphne by Dornford Yates:
"Yes," said I; "but, then, we were only playing."
"Oh, were you?"
"Any way, you haven't paid yet," I said desperately.
"How much do you want? It was a very common oath."
"I've plenty more, if you like. For instance- "
"Hush! Not before the mare. What's your price?"
"The privilege of accompanying you on foot till we can get a
light. You can't drive at more than a walking pace on this road
without lamps. And it's not right for you to be alone."
"You are very good. But are you going my way?"
The Brother of Daphne
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Mansion by Henry van Dyke:
I know, but sometimes I feel as if I'd like to do some good in
if father only wouldn't insist upon God's putting it into the
His mother moved uneasily, and a slight look of bewilderment
came into her face.
"Isn't that almost irreverent?" she asked. "Surely the righteous
must have their reward. And your father is good. See how much
he gives to all the established charities, how many things he has
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Mucker by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
Returning to the bar he ordered another bottle of beer, and
as he drank it he practiced upon the bartender some of his
recently acquired Spanish and learned, though not without
considerable difficulty, that he might find lodgings for the
night upon the second floor of the bank building.
Much elated, Billy left the saloon and walked along the
street until he came to the one general store of the town. After
another heart rending scrimmage with the language of Ferdinand
and Isabella he succeeded in making several purchases--
two heavy sacks, a brace, two bits, and a keyhole saw. Placing
the tools in one of the sacks he wrapped the whole in the