|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini:
you cannot judge, it is that you do not wish to judge." His tone
became harsh. "Wilfully you close your eyes to justice that might
check the course of your unhealthy, unnatural ambition."
"Excellent!" she exclaimed, and considered him with amusement and
something else. "Do you know that you are almost droll? You rise
unblushing from the dregs of life in which I find you, and shake
off the arm of that theatre girl, to come and preach to me."
"If these were the dregs of life I might still speak from them to
counsel you out of my respect and devotion ,Aline." He was very
stiff and stern. "But they are not the dregs of life. Honour and
virtue are possible to a theatre girl; they are impossible to a
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Under the Red Robe by Stanley Weyman:
light he proceeded to spell through the document.
'Umph!' he ejaculated with an ugly look when he had come to the
end, 'I see.' And he read it aloud:--
'BY THESE PRESENTS, I COMMAND AND EMPOWER
GILLES DE BERAULT, SIER DE BERAULT, TO
SEEK FOR, HOLD, AND ARREST, AND DELIVER
TO THE GOVERNOR OF THE BASTILLE THE BODY
OF HENRI DE COCHEFORET, AND TO DO ALL
ACTS AND THINGS AS SHALL BE NECESSARY
TO EFFECT SUCH ARREST AND DELIVERY, FOR
WHICH THESE SHALL BE HIS WARRANT.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Dreams by Olive Schreiner:
walked on without them, with dry, aching eyes. Then for the last time he
came. And she showed him her empty hands, the hands that held nothing now.
But still he looked. Then at length she opened her bosom and took out of
it one small flower she had hidden there, and laid it on the sand. She had
nothing more to give now, and she wandered away, and the grey sand whirled
IV. IN A FAR-OFF WORLD.
There is a world in one of the far-off stars, and things do not happen here
as they happen there.
In that world were a man and woman; they had one work, and they walked
together side by side on many days, and were friends--and that is a thing