|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Pocket Diary Found in the Snow by Grace Isabel Colbron and Augusta Groner:
for a doctor, but he said he was a doctor himself, and that he could
take care of his wife, who often had such attacks. He gave me some
medicine for her after I had put her to bed. I gave her the drops,
but it was a long while before she came to herself again.
"Then he told me that she had lost her mind, and that she believed
everybody was trying to harm her. She was so bad that he was taking
her to an asylum. But he hadn't found quite the right place yet,
and wanted me to keep her here until he knew where he could take her.
Once he left a revolver here by mistake. But I hid it so the lady
wouldn't see it, and gave it to the gentleman the next time he
came. He was angry at that, though I couldn't see why, and said I
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Gobseck by Honore de Balzac:
follow on the Count's death if her presence of mind should fail her;
and in these ways the wife, repulsed from the bed of pain on which her
husband lay and groaned, had drawn a charmed circle round about it. So
near, yet kept at a distance; all-powerful, but in disgrace, the
apparently devoted wife was lying in wait for death and opportunity;
crouching like the ant-lion at the bottom of his spiral pit, ever on
the watch for the prey that cannot escape, listening to the fall of
every grain of sand.
"The strictest censor could not but recognize that the Countess pushed
maternal sentiment to the last degree. Her father's death had been a
lesson to her, people said. She worshiped her children. They were so
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling:
had come away bodily, planed clean from head to heel.
And the villagers, one by one, crept through the wood to pray
before their Bhagat. They saw the barasingh standing over him,
who fled when they came near, and they heard the langurs wailing
in the branches, and Sona moaning up the hill; but their Bhagat
was dead, sitting cross-legged, his back against a tree, his
crutch under his armpit, and his face turned to the north-east.
The priest said: "Behold a miracle after a miracle, for in this
very attitude must all Sunnyasis be buried! Therefore where he
now is we will build the temple to our holy man."
They built the temple before a year was ended--a little stone-
The Second Jungle Book