|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Maid Marian by Thomas Love Peacock:
which made him, I believe, somewhat later than his appointed hour.
When the lapse of time showed me that he had taken another track,
I pursued him to the chapel; and I would have awaited the close
of the ceremony, if I had thought that either yourself or your
daughter would have felt desirous that she should have been
the bride of an outlaw."
"Who said, sir," cried the baron, "that we were desirous of any such thing?
But truly, sir, if I had a mind to the devil for a son-in-law, I would fain
see the man that should venture to interfere."
"That would I," said the friar; "for I have undertaken to make
her renounce the devil."
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence:
tray, then took the tray, to leave it outside.
'Goodnight Clifford! DO sleep well! The Racine gets into one like a
She had drifted to the door. She was going without kissing him
goodnight. He watched her with sharp, cold eyes. So! She did not even
kiss him goodnight, after he had spent an evening reading to her. Such
depths of callousness in her! Even if the kiss was but a formality, it
was on such formalities that life depends. She was a Bolshevik, really.
Her instincts were Bolshevistic! He gazed coldly and angrily at the
door whence she had gone. Anger!
And again the dread of the night came on him. He was a network of
Lady Chatterley's Lover
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Whirligigs by O. Henry:
I dodged, and heard a heavy thud and a kind of a sigh
from Bill, like a horse gives out when you take his saddle
off. A niggerhead rock the size of an egg had caught
Bill just behind his left ear. He loosened himself all over
and fell in the fire across the frying pan of hot water for
washing the dishes. I dragged him out and poured cold
water on his head for half an hour.
By and by, Bill sits up and feels behind his ear and
says: "Sam, do you know who my favourite Biblical
"Take it easy," says I. "You'll come to your senses