|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells:
and how my uncle pointed out the house of this child of good
fortune and that with succulent appreciation.
I remember, too, that as he talked I would find my aunt watching
my face as if to check the soundness of his talk by my
"Been in love yet, George?" she asked suddenly, over a bun in the
"Too busy, aunt," I told her.
She bit her bun extensively, and gesticulated with the remnant to
indicate that she had more to say.
"How are YOU going to make your fortune?" she said so soon as
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard:
can carry the treasure we have provided him with in the shape
of bars of solid gold, he will be, comparatively speaking, a
rich man for life, and well able to marry his Annette, if she
is still in the land of the living and willing to marry her Alphonse.
Anyhow, on the chance, I may as well add a word or two to
dear old Quatermain's narrative.
He died at dawn on the day following that on which he wrote the
last words of the last chapter. Nyleptha, Good and myself were
present, and a most touching and yet in its way beautiful scene
it was. An hour before the daybreak it became apparent to us
that he was sinking, and our distress was very keen. Indeed,
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Life of the Spider by J. Henri Fabre:
Tiny dead stalks, with fibrous barks, well softened by the action
of moisture and the air, furnish the Penduline with a coarse tow,
not unlike that of hemp. With these ligaments, purged of every
woody particle and tested for flexibility and tenacity, he winds a
number of loops round the end of the branch which he has selected
as a support for his structure.
It is not a very accurate piece of work. The loops run clumsily
and anyhow: some are slacker, others tighter; but, when all is
said, it is solid, which is the main point. Also, this fibrous
sheath, the keystone of the edifice, occupies a fair length of
branch, which enables the fastenings for the net to be multiplied.
The Life of the Spider