|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Men of Iron by Howard Pyle:
"Sir," said he, with a gulp, "I do thank thee for thy friendship,
and ask thy pardon for doing as I did anon."
"I grant thee pardon," said the knight, "but tell thee plainly,
an thou dost face me so again, I will truly send thee to the
black cell for a week. Now get thee away."
All the other lads were gone when Myles came forth, save only the
faithful Gascoyne, who sacrificed his bath that day to stay with
his friend; and perhaps that little act of self-denial moved
Myles more than many a great thing might have done.
"It was right kind of thee, Francis," said he, laying his hand
affectionately on his friend's shoulder. "I know not why thou
Men of Iron
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Recruit by Honore de Balzac:
showing the billet.
"True," said the prosecutor, reading the paper. "We expect a
And he went away.
The countess had too much need at this moment to believe in the
sincerity of her former attorney, to distrust his promise. She mounted
the stairs rapidly, though her strength seemed failing her; then she
opened the door, saw her son, and fell into his arms half dead,--
"Oh! my child! my child!" she cried, sobbing, and covering him with
kisses in a sort of frenzy.
"Madame!" said an unknown man.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Psychology of Revolution by Gustave le Bon:
written by Emile Ollivier in his work on the Revolution: ``The
Terror was above all a Jacquerie, a regularised pillage, the
vastest enterprise of theft that any association of criminals has
2. The Revolutionary Tribunals.
The Revolutionary Tribunals constituted the principal means of
action of the Terror. Besides that of Paris, created at the
instigation of Danton, and which a year afterwards sent
its founder to the guillotine, France was covered with
``One hundred and seventy-eight tribunals,'' says Taine, ``of