|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Touchstone by Edith Wharton:
her drive home alone, and went to the club with Flamel.
HE rose next morning with the resolve to know what Alexa thought
of him. It was not anchoring in a haven, but lying to in a storm--
he felt the need of a temporary lull in the turmoil of his
He came home late, for they were dining alone and he knew that
they would have the evening together. When he followed her to the
drawing-room after dinner he thought himself on the point of
speaking; but as she handed him his coffee he said, involuntarily:
"I shall have to carry this off to the study, I've got a lot of
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Men of Iron by Howard Pyle:
the Long Hall by the stone he had flung at the rook, or the
climbing of the South Tower for the jackdaw's nest.
"Thou hast a friend," said Sir James, suddenly breaking into his
speculations, "of such a kind that few in this world possess.
Almost ever since thou hast been here he hath been watching over
thee. Canst thou guess of whom I speak?"
"Haply it is Lord George Beaumont," said Myles; "he hath always
been passing kind to me.
"Nay," said Sir James, "it is not of him that I speak, though
methinks he liketh thee well enow. Canst thou keep a secret,
boy?" he asked, suddenly.
Men of Iron
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell:
her lips. Now she remembered and glared feebly at him but she was
too tired for anger.
"Please, for my sake."
She gulped and choked and began coughing but he pushed it to her
mouth again. She swallowed deeply and the hot liquid burned
suddenly in her throat.
"I think she's better now, gentlemen," said Rhett, "and I thank you
very much. The realization that I'm to be executed was too much
The group in blue shuffled their feet and looked embarrassed and
after several clearings of throats, they tramped out. The young
Gone With the Wind