|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Finished by H. Rider Haggard:
evil are sought out in the common fashion. For then, as you may
have guessed, it is the evil-doer who himself tells the doctor of
his crime, though he may not know that he is telling it. Yet
there is another stone that I alone can throw, another plan that
I alone can practise, and that not always. But of this I would
not make use since it is terrible and might frighten you or even
send you back to your huts raving so that your wives, yes, and
the very dogs fled, from you."
He stopped and for the first time did something to his fire, for
I saw his hands going backwards and forwards, as though he warmed
them at the flames.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Master of the World by Jules Verne:
"Do not try again, for the second attempt will not result
as did the first, but will have grave consequences for you.
"Heed this warning, or evil fortune will come to you.
"M. o. W."
A THIRD MACHINE
I confess that at first this letter dumfounded me. "Ohs!" and "Ahs!"
slipped from my open mouth. The old servant stared at me, not knowing
what to think.
"Oh, sir! is it bad news?"
I answered for I kept few secrets from this faithful soul by reading
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Mansfield Park by Jane Austen:
well contented to have it so: a talking pretty young
woman like Miss Crawford is always pleasant society
to an indolent, stay-at-home man; and Mr. Crawford's
being his guest was an excuse for drinking claret every day.
The Miss Bertrams' admiration of Mr. Crawford was more
rapturous than anything which Miss Crawford's habits made
her likely to feel. She acknowledged, however, that the
Mr. Bertrams were very fine young men, that two such
young men were not often seen together even in London,
and that their manners, particularly those of the eldest,
were very good. _He_ had been much in London,