|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Camille by Alexandre Dumas:
refusal would annoy M. Duval, who had authorized him to give me
this sum now, and later on whatever I might need. I accepted it,
for, coming from your father, it could not be exactly taking
alms. If I am dead when you come back, show your father what I
have written for him, and tell him that in writing these lines
the poor woman to whom he was kind enough to write so consoling a
letter wept tears of gratitude and prayed God for him.
I have passed some terrible days. I never knew the body could
suffer so. Oh, my past life! I pay double for it now.
There has been some one to watch by me every night; I can not
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Chance by Joseph Conrad:
lives. She was disappointed not to be able to detect anything
boyish in her brother. Very, very sorry. She had not seen him for
fifteen years or thereabouts, except on three or four occasions for
a few hours at a time. No. Not a trace of the boy, he used to be,
left in him.
She fell silent for a moment and I mused idly on the boyhood of
little Fyne. I could not imagine what it might have been like. His
dominant trait was clearly the remnant of still earlier days,
because I've never seen such staring solemnity as Fyne's except in a
very young baby. But where was he all that time? Didn't he suffer
contamination from the indolence of Captain Anthony, I inquired. I
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Duchess of Padua by Oscar Wilde:
[Exit the DUCHESS, who as she lifts the crimson curtain looks back
for a moment at GUIDO, but he makes no sign. More thunder.]
Now is life fallen in ashes at my feet
And noble love self-slain; and in its place
Crept murder with its silent bloody feet.
And she who wrought it - Oh! and yet she loved me,
And for my sake did do this dreadful thing.
I have been cruel to her: Beatrice!
Beatrice, I say, come back.