|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde:
so much to think of, I must say that you should have shown
more consideration. However, as I said before, if he is rich
. . ."
"Ah! Mother, Mother, let me be happy!"
Mrs. Vane glanced at her, and with one of those false
theatrical gestures that so often become a mode of second
nature to a stage-player, clasped her in her arms.
At this moment, the door opened and a young lad with rough
brown hair came into the room. He was thick-set of figure,
and his hands and feet were large and somewhat clumsy in movement.
He was not so finely bred as his sister. One would hardly
The Picture of Dorian Gray
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Dunwich Horror by H. P. Lovecraft:
show the effects of sound calculation. It had already begun as
soon as Wilbur was born, when one of the many tool sheds had been
put suddenly in order, clapboarded, and fitted with a stout fresh
lock. Now, in restoring the abandoned upper storey of the house,
he was a no less thorough craftsman. His mania showed itself only
in his tight boarding-up of all the windows in the reclaimed section
- though many declared that it was a crazy thing to bother with
the reclamation at all.
Less inexplicable was his fitting up
of another downstairs room for his new grandson - a room which
several callers saw, though no one was ever admitted to the closely-boarded
The Dunwich Horror
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Koran:
earth, nor have they other than God for patrons. Doubled for them is
the torment. They could not hear, nor did they see! Those it is who
lose themselves; and that which they did devise has strayed away
from them. No doubt but that in the hereafter these are those who
Verily, those who believe and do what is right, and humble
themselves to their Lord, they are the fellows of Paradise; they shall
dwell therein for aye. The two parties' likeness is as the blind and
the deaf, and the seeing and the hearing; shall they two be equal in
likeness? will ye not mind?
We did send Noah unto his people, 'Verily, I am to you an obvious