|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson:
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Mad King by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
ing with him, and then he brought me here to this room
and left me."
The two men looked at the speaker and smiled.
"You bank too strongly, my friend," said Peter of Blentz,
"upon your resemblance to the king of Lutha. I will admit
that it is strong, but not so strong as to convince me of the
truth of so improbable a story. How in the world could the
American have brought you through the castle, from one
end to the other, unseen? There was a guard before the
king's door and another before this. No, Herr Custer, you
will have to concoct a more plausible tale.
The Mad King
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from La Grande Breteche by Honore de Balzac:
silence: 'You have there a fine piece of work which I never saw
before,' said he, examining the crucifix of ebony and silver, very
" 'I found it at Duvivier's; last year when that troop of Spanish
prisoners came through Vendome, he bought it of a Spanish monk.'
" 'Indeed,' said Monsieur de Merret, hanging the crucifix on its nail;
and he rang the bell.
"He had to wait for Rosalie. Monsieur de Merret went forward quickly
to meet her, led her into the bay of the window that looked on to the
garden, and said to her in an undertone:
" 'I know that Gorenflot wants to marry you, that poverty alone
La Grande Breteche