|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini:
a man who had just climbed over the garden wall professed himself a
friend of madame's, and desired to be brought immediately to her
"But he looks like a sansculotte, madame," the staunch fellow
Her thoughts and hopes leapt at once to Rougane.
"Bring him in," she commanded breathlessly.
Jacques went out, to return presently accompanied by a tall man in
a long, shabby, and very ample overcoat and a wide-brimmed hat that
was turned down all round, and adorned by an enormous tricolour
cockade. This hat he removed as he entered.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft:
ordered peremptorily to turn back, Capt. Collins refused; whereupon
the strange crew began to fire savagely and without warning upon
the schooner with a peculiarly heavy battery of brass cannon forming
part of the yacht's equipment. The Emma's men shewed fight, says
the survivor, and though the schooner began to sink from shots
beneath the water-line they managed to heave alongside their enemy
and board her, grappling with the savage crew on the yacht's deck,
and being forced to kill them all, the number being slightly superior,
because of their particularly abhorrent and desperate though rather
clumsy mode of fighting.
Three of the Emma's men, including
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|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from A Lover's Complaint by William Shakespeare:
For on his visage was in little drawn,
What largeness thinks in paradise was sawn.
'Small show of man was yet upon his chin;
His phoenix down began but to appear,
Like unshorn velvet, on that termless skin,
Whose bare out-bragg'd the web it seemed to wear:
Yet show'd his visage by that cost more dear;
And nice affections wavering stood in doubt
If best were as it was, or best without.
His qualities were beauteous as his form,
For maiden-tongued he was, and thereof free;