|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Tour Through Eastern Counties of England by Daniel Defoe:
the same misfortune, so that, in the whole, above 200 sail of
ships, and above a thousand people, perished in the disaster of
that one miserable night, very few escaping.
Cromer is a market town close to the shore of this dangerous coast.
I know nothing it is famous for (besides it being thus the terror
of the sailors) except good lobsters, which are taken on that coast
in great numbers and carried to Norwich, and in such quantities
sometimes too as to be conveyed by sea to London.
Farther within the land, and between this place and Norwich, are
several good market towns, and innumerable villages, all diligently
applying to the woollen manufacture, and the country is exceedingly
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte:
was never tempted to trust her affairs to a deputy, but, on the
contrary, was willing to act and think for others as well as for
number one; and whatever was the business in hand, she was apt to
think that no one could do it so well as herself: so that whenever
I offered to assist her, I received such an answer as - 'No, love,
you cannot indeed - there's nothing here you can do. Go and help
your sister, or get her to take a walk with you - tell her she must
not sit so much, and stay so constantly in the house as she does -
she may well look thin and dejected.'
'Mary, mamma says I'm to help you; or get you to take a walk with
me; she says you may well look thin and dejected, if you sit so
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from A Footnote to History by Robert Louis Stevenson:
river, "the invincible strangers"; the thought of resistance, far
less the hope of success, had not yet dawned on the Samoan mind.
He returned (November 1889) to a changed world. The Tupua party
was reduced to sue for peace, Brandeis was withdrawn, Tamasese was
dying obscurely of a broken heart; the German flag no longer waved
over the capital; and over all the islands one figure stood
supreme. During Laupepa's absence this man had succeeded him in
all his honours and titles, in tenfold more than all his power and
popularity. He was the idol of the whole nation but the rump of
the Tamaseses, and of these he was already the secret admiration.
In his position there was but one weak point, - that he had even