|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Dunwich Horror by H. P. Lovecraft:
a week of debate it was sent to Miskatonic University, together
with the deceased's collection of strange books, for study and
possible translation; but even the best linguists soon saw that
it was not likely to be unriddled with ease. No trace of the ancient
gold with which Wilbur and Old Whateley had always paid their
debts has yet been discovered.
It was in the dark of September
ninth that the horror broke loose. The hill noises had been very
pronounced during the evening, and dogs barked frantically all
night. Early risers on the tenth noticed a peculiar stench in
the air. About seven o'clock Luther Brown, the hired boy at George
The Dunwich Horror
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Salome by Oscar Wilde:
bague e ma main droite. Qui a bu mon vin! Il y avait du vin dans
ma coupe. Elle etait pleine de vin. Quelqu'un l'a bu? Oh! je suis
sur qu'il va arriver un malheur e quelqu'un. [Le bourreau descend
dans la citerne.] Ah! pourquoi ai-je donne ma parole? Les rois ne
doivent jamais donner leur parole. S'ils ne la gardent pas, c'est
terrible. S'ils la gardent, c'est terrible aussi . . .
HERODIAS. Je trouve que ma fille a bien fait.
HERODE. Je suis sur qu'il va arriver un malheur.
SALOME [Elle se penche sur la citerne et ecoute.] Il n'y a pas de
bruit. Je n'entends rien. Pourquoi ne crie-t-il pas, cet homme?
Ah! si quelqu'un cherchait e me tuer, je crierais, je me debattrais,
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne:
customs, which would have affected me with the same pleasure as
when I used to pick up Indian arrow-heads in the field near the
But, one idle and rainy day, it was my fortune to make a
discovery of some little interest. Poking and burrowing into the
heaped-up rubbish in the corner, unfolding one and another
document, and reading the names of vessels that had long ago
foundered at sea or rotted at the wharves, and those of merchants
never heard of now on 'Change, nor very readily decipherable on
their mossy tombstones; glancing at such matters with the
The Scarlet Letter