|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Gentle Grafter by O. Henry:
after Brother Jackson's safetiness. I reckon he'll be along right
soon. What does that lobster salad you mentioned taste like, Brother
"Mr. Vice-President," says I, "you'll oblige us by remaining here till
the second V.P. arrives. This is a private rehearsal, and we don't
want any roadside speculators selling tickets."
In half an hour Caligula sings out again:
"Sail ho! Looks like an apron on a broomstick."
I perambulated down the cliff again, and escorted up a man six foot
three, with a sandy beard and no other dimension that you could
notice. Thinks I to myself, if he's got ten thousand dollars on his
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Village Rector by Honore de Balzac:
the heart, whereas in other women the heart is their road to
"Do you know," he said after a pause, "the error in which you are
She looked at him timidly.
"Your repentance is as yet only a sense of defeat endured,--which is
horrible, for it is nothing else than the despair of Satan; such,
perhaps, was the repentance of mankind before the coming of Jesus
Christ. But our repentance, the repentance of Christians, is the
horror of a soul struck down on an evil path, to whom, by this very
shock, God has revealed Himself. You are like the pagan Orestes; make
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley:
presently as to whether I shall not accept it."
"But as for us captains, really your excellency must consider that
we are gentlemen born, and give us either buena querra, as the
Spaniards say, or a fair chance for life; and so to my business."
"Stay, sir. Answer this first. Have you or yours any commission
to show either from the King of Spain or any other potentate?"
"Never a one but the cause of Heaven and our own swords. And with
them, my lord, we are ready to meet any gentlemen of your camp, man
to man, with our swords only, half-way between your leaguer and
ours; and I doubt not that your lordship will see fair play. Will
any gentleman accept so civil an offer? There sits a tall youth in