|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Europeans by Henry James:
"But I was very discreet, as you asked me to be. I said nothing. "
"Please continue, then, not to allude to the matter," said Eugenia.
Felix inclined himself gravely. "You shall be obeyed.
But your position in Germany?" he pursued.
"Please to make no observations upon it."
"I was only going to say that I supposed it was altered."
"You are mistaken."
"But I thought you had signed"--
"I have not signed!" said the Baroness.
Felix urged her no further, and it was arranged that he should immediately
assist her to embark.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Merry Men by Robert Louis Stevenson:
boy with his usual effusive warmth, though it was a proceeding that
seemed to disconcert the sufferer almost as much as if he had been
an English schoolboy of the same age. 'And now,' he added, 'I will
take you to my wife.'
Madame Desprez sat in the dining-room in a cool wrapper. All the
blinds were down, and the tile floor had been recently sprinkled
with water; her eyes were half shut, but she affected to be reading
a novel as the they entered. Though she was a bustling woman, she
enjoyed repose between whiles and had a remarkable appetite for
The Doctor went through a solemn form of introduction, adding, for
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from When the World Shook by H. Rider Haggard:
himself double, thrust upon the rod, as I could see from his open
mouth, shouting while he thrust.
At the same moment, with a swift spring, Yva leapt immediately
in front of the lens or window, so that the metallic shield with
which she covered herself pressed against its substance.
Simultaneously Oro flung up his arms as though in horror.
Too late! The shutter fell and from behind it there sprang out
a rush of living flame. It struck on Yva's shield and expanded to
right and left. The insulated shield and garments that she wore
seemed to resist it. For a fraction of time she stood there like
a glowing angel, wrapped in fire.
When the World Shook