|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen:
Very unfriendly, certainly; and he must be a very odd man;
but we are so glad to have her amongst us again! And
it is a great comfort to find that she is not a poor
helpless creature, but can shift very well for herself."
Mr. Allen expressed himself on the occasion with the
reasonable resentment of a sensible friend; and Mrs. Allen
thought his expressions quite good enough to be immediately
made use of again by herself. His wonder, his conjectures,
and his explanations became in succession hers, with the
addition of this single remark--"I really have not patience
with the general"--to fill up every accidental pause.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Dracula by Bram Stoker:
that he would, like all lunatics, give himself away in the end.
Van Helsing was gazing at him with a look of utmost intensity,
his bushy eyebrows almost meeting with the fixed concentration
of his look. He said to Renfield in a tone which did not surprise
me at the time, but only when I thought of it afterwards,
for it was as of one addressing an equal, "Can you not tell
frankly your real reason for wishing to be free tonight?
I will undertake that if you will satisfy even me, a stranger,
without prejudice, and with the habit of keeping an open mind,
Dr. Seward will give you, at his own risk and on his
own responsibility, the privilege you seek."
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Vision Splendid by William MacLeod Raine:
of the State House to-morrow morning."
"You'll speak to the people?"
"I'll say a few words. Hardy and Rawson will be the speakers."
"Pity we've lost your cousin. He'd stir them up."
The muscles stood out on Jeff's lean jaw. James was a subject he
could not yet discuss. "We're nailing the No Compromise flag to
our masthead, Jenkins. We've got to prevent them from forcing
through Garman's bill to-morrow. After that every day will be in
our favor. Unless I'm mistaken the state will waken up as it never
has before. The people will see how nearly they've been euchred
out of what they want."