|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield:
velvet pincushion, and a special shell which Kezia had given her grandma
for a pin-tray, and another even more special which she had thought would
make a very nice place for a watch to curl up in.
"Tell me, grandma," said Kezia.
The old woman sighed, whipped the wool twice round her thumb, and drew the
bone needle through. She was casting on.
"I was thinking of your Uncle William, darling," she said quietly.
"My Australian Uncle William?" said Kezia. She had another.
"Yes, of course."
"The one I never saw?"
"That was the one."
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Daisy Miller by Henry James:
"You look as if you were taking me to a funeral. If that's a grin,
your ears are very near together."
"Should you like me to dance a hornpipe on the deck?"
"Pray do, and I'll carry round your hat. It will pay the expenses
of our journey."
"I never was better pleased in my life," murmured Winterbourne.
She looked at him a moment and then burst into a little laugh.
"I like to make you say those things! You're a queer mixture!"
In the castle, after they had landed, the subjective element
decidedly prevailed. Daisy tripped about the vaulted chambers,
rustled her skirts in the corkscrew staircases, flirted back with
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Dracula by Bram Stoker:
Now let us organize. You, friend Arthur, go to the train
and get the tickets and arrange that all be ready for us to go
in the morning. Do you, friend Jonathan, go to the agent
of the ship and get from him letters to the agent in Galatz,
with authority to make a search of the ship just as it was here.
Quincey Morris, you see the Vice Consul, and get his aid
with his fellow in Galatz and all he can do to make our
way smooth, so that no times be lost when over the Danube.
John will stay with Madam Mina and me, and we shall consult.
For so if time be long you may be delayed. And it will not matter
when the sun set, since I am here with Madam to make report."