|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from An Historical Mystery by Honore de Balzac:
sun was casting what looked like scarlet dust upon the venerable tops
of four rows of elms in a long baronial avenue, and sparkling on the
sand and grassy places of an immense /rond-point/, such as we often
see in the country where land is cheap enough to be sacrificed to
ornament. The air was so pure, the atmosphere so tempered that a
family was sitting out of doors as if it were summer. A man dressed in
a hunting-jacket of green drilling with green buttons, and breeches of
the same stuff, and wearing shoes with thin soles and gaiters to the
knee, was cleaning a gun with the minute care a skilful huntsman gives
to the work in his leisure hours. This man had neither game nor game-
bag, nor any of the accoutrements which denote either departure for a
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Several Works by Edgar Allan Poe:
pores, with dissolution. The scarlet stains upon the body and
especially upon the face of the victim, were the pest ban which
shut him out from the aid and from the sympathy of his fellow-men.
And the whole seizure, progress and termination of the disease,
were the incidents of half an hour.
But the Prince Prospero was happy and dauntless and sagacious.
When his dominions were half depopulated, he summoned to his
presence a thousand hale and light-hearted friends from among the
knights and dames of his court, and with these retired to the deep
seclusion of one of his castellated abbeys. This was an extensive
and magnificent structure, the creation of the prince's own
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Brother of Daphne by Dornford Yates:
good work. Please pass out quietly. There will be collection
plates at both doors."
"You're not to touch it yet," said Daphne. " I want to talk
about abroad first. If we're really going, we must settle
"Of course we're going," said Berry. "I ordered a yachting cap
"What's that for?" said Jill.
"Well, we're not going to fly across the Channel, are we?
Besides that, supposing we go to Lucerne part of the time?"
"What about taking the car?" said Daphne.
The Brother of Daphne