|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Brother of Daphne by Dornford Yates:
which we stood. Others agreed that they had no idea that it was
so late, and the fat tradesman gave a forced shiver and announced
that he must have left his coat behind "that big one."
"I'll get it for you, sir," said Berry, opening his knife.
I was forced to admit that Stonehenge looked far more impressive
when apparently deserted, than with one or two tourists, however
genial and guileless, in a high holiday humour in the foreground.
At the same time, as we walked back to the car, I felt that I
owed it to myself to lodge a grave protest against the indecent
and involving methods my brother-in-law had seen fit to employ.
"After all," I concluded, "the fellow's your brother, and even
The Brother of Daphne
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Pupil by Henry James:
clearer. This episode of his second sojourn in Paris stretched
itself out wearily, with their resumed readings and wanderings and
maunderings, their potterings on the quays, their hauntings of the
museums, their occasional lingerings in the Palais Royal when the
first sharp weather came on and there was a comfort in warm
emanations, before Chevet's wonderful succulent window. Morgan
wanted to hear all about the opulent youth - he took an immense
interest in him. Some of the details of his opulence - Pemberton
could spare him none of them - evidently fed the boy's appreciation
of all his friend had given up to come back to him; but in addition
to the greater reciprocity established by that heroism he had
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Odyssey by Homer:
makes himself known to him.
Then the ancient woman went up into the upper chamber
laughing aloud, to tell her mistress how her dear lord was
within, and her knees moved fast for joy, and her feet
stumbled one over the other; and she stood above the lady's
head and spake to her, saying:
'Awake, Penelope, dear child, that thou mayest see with
thine own eyes that which thou desirest day by day.
Odysseus hath come, and hath got him to his own house,
though late hath he come, and hath slain the proud wooers
that troubled his house, and devoured his substance, and