|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Tales of the Klondyke by Jack London:
be no other conclusion--this Man with the Gash had now come in the
flesh to dispossess him. And that gash! He could no more keep
his eyes from it than stop the beating of his heart. Try as he
would, they wandered back to that one point as inevitably as the
needle to the pole.
"Do it 'urt you?" Jim Cardegee thundered suddenly, looking up from
the spreading of his blankets and encountering the rapt gaze of
the other. "It strikes me as 'ow it 'ud be the proper thing for
you to draw your jib, douse the glim, an' turn in, seein' as 'ow
it worrits you. Jes' lay to that, you swab, or so 'elp me I'll
take a pull on your peak-purchases!"
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Juana by Honore de Balzac:
indeed! She can have nothing more to lose."
Bitter reflection! rakes alone are logical and will punish a woman for
devotion. Man created Satan and Lovelace; but a virgin is an angel on
whom he can bestow naught but his own vices. She is so grand, so
beautiful, that he cannot magnify or embellish her; he has only the
fatal power to blast her and drag her down into his own mire.
Montefiore waited for a later and more somnolent hour of the night;
then, in spite of his reflections, he descended the stairs without
boots, armed with his pistols, moving step by step, stopping to
question the silence, putting forth his hands, measuring the stairs,
peering into the darkness, and ready at the slightest incident to fly
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Adventure by Jack London:
would give me nervous prostration. I'll never step on the Martha
again, unless it is to take charge of her. I'm a sailor, like my
father, and he could never bear to see a vessel mishandled. Did
you see the way Kinross got under way? It was disgraceful. And
the noise he made about it! Old Noah did better with the Ark."
"But we manage to get somewhere just the same," he smiled.
"So did Noah."
"That was the main thing."
"For an antediluvian."
She took another lingering look at the Martha, then turned to