|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley:
Sunday, and up with a godly howl unless a parson shall preach in a
black gown, Geneva fashion. Out upon thee! Go on with thy tale,
lest thou finish thy sermon at Launceston after all.
Yeo.--The Lord's people were always a reviled people and a
persecuted people: but I will go forward, sir; for Heaven forbid
but that I should declare what God has done for me. For till
lately, from my youth up, I was given over to all wretchlessness
and unclean living, and was by nature a child of the devil, and to
every good work reprobate, even as others.
Sir Richard.--Hark to his "even as others"! Thou new-whelped
Pharisee, canst not confess thine own villainies without making out
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell:
Wilkes, C.S.A. The habit of command sat upon him now, a quiet air
of self-reliance and authority, and grim lines were beginning to
emerge about his mouth. There was something new and strange about
the square set of his shoulders and the cool bright gleam of his
eyes. Where he had once been lounging and indolent, he was now as
alert as a prowling cat, with the tense alertness of one whose
nerves are perpetually drawn as tight as the strings of a violin.
In his eyes, there was a fagged, haunted look, and the sunburned
skin was tight across the fine bones of his face--her same handsome
Ashley, yet so very different.
Scarlett had made her plans to spend Christmas at Tara, but after
Gone With the Wind
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from A Hero of Our Time by M.Y. Lermontov:
nature of a Russian Figaro.
"Tell me, my good man," I called to him out
of the window. "What is it? -- Has the 'Ad-
venture' arrived, eh?"
He gave me a rather insolent glance, straight-
ened his cravat, and turned away. An Armenian,
who was walking near him, smiled and answered
for him that the "Adventure" had, in fact,
arrived, and would start on the return journey
the following morning.
"Thank heavens!" said Maksim Maksimych,