|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Pierrette by Honore de Balzac:
but if delay Pierrette will be dead.
I am, with respect, your devoted servant,
At Monsieur Frappier's, Cabinet-maker, Grand'Rue, Provins.
Brigaut's fear was that the grandmother was dead.
Though this letter of the youth whom in her innocence she called her
lover was almost enigmatical to Pierrette, she believed in it with all
her virgin faith. Her heart was filled with that sensation which
travellers in the desert feel when they see from afar the palm-trees
round a well. In a few days her misery would end--Jacques said so. She
relied on this promise of her childhood's friend; and yet, as she laid
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Mistress Wilding by Rafael Sabatini:
proceeded to hold for his master. Wriggling into it, Feversham rapped
out his orders.
"Captain Wentwort', you will go to your regimen at once. But
first, ah - wait. Take t'ose six men and Mistaire Wilding. `Ave `im
shot at once; you onderstan', eh? Good. Allons, Belmont! my cravat."
Captain Wentworth clicked his heels together and saluted. Blake, in the
background, drew a deep breath - unmistakably of satisfaction, and his
eyes glittered. A muffled cry broke from Ruth, who rose instantly from
her chair, her hand on her bosom. Richard stood with fallen jaw, amazed,
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Cruise of the Jasper B. by Don Marquis:
With the dam removed the water covered this masonry work, and she
looked quite like a real ship. Mr. Goldberg had known about this
foundation, but he had forgotten it, he explained to Cleggett.
The Rev. Mr. Calthrop fitted her out as a floating chapel and
filled her with Bibles printed in all languages, which he
distributes in many lands. When his fatal attractiveness for
women threatens to involve him in trouble he hastily puts to sea.
He has never become a really accomplished sailor, and the Jasper
B. is something of a menace to navigation in the ports and
harbors of the world. The suggestion has frequently been made
that she should be set ashore permanently and put on wheels. But