|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Silas Marner by George Eliot:
At that moment there was a knocking at the door; and Eppie was
obliged to rise without answering Silas. Beautiful she looked, with
the tenderness of gathering tears in her eyes and a slight flush on
her cheeks, as she stepped to open the door. The flush deepened
when she saw Mr. and Mrs. Godfrey Cass. She made her little rustic
curtsy, and held the door wide for them to enter.
"We're disturbing you very late, my dear," said Mrs. Cass, taking
Eppie's hand, and looking in her face with an expression of anxious
interest and admiration. Nancy herself was pale and tremulous.
Eppie, after placing chairs for Mr. and Mrs. Cass, went to stand
against Silas, opposite to them.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Ballads by Robert Louis Stevenson:
will never hesitate.
Note 1, Mr. Nutt reminds me it was "by my sword and Ben
Cruachan" the Cameron swore.
Note 2, "A PERIWIG'D LORD OF LONDON." The first Pitt.
Note 3, "CATHAY." There must be some omission in General
Stewart's charming HISTORY OF THE HIGHLAND REGIMENTS, a book
that might well be republished and continued; or it scarce
appears how our friend could have got to China.
A GALLOWAY LEGEND
FROM the bonny bells of heather
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Dust by Mr. And Mrs. Haldeman-Julius:
company's man always go down, first, into the mine to test the
air and make certain it was all right? Rose had convinced herself
that the risk was not so great, after all, though she could not
help sharing a little of her husband's wonder that the boy could
prefer to work underground instead of in the sweet, fresh
sunshine. But she had thought it was because in the desperation
of his complete revolt from Martin's domination anything else
seemed to him preferable. Now, in a lightning flash, she
understood. This reaction from a life whose duties had begun
before sun-up and ended long after sundown, made danger seem as
nothing in comparison with the marvellous chance to earn a