|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo:
trickled down his cheek, and sometimes stopped at his mouth.
The old man tasted its bitter flavor. Thus he remained for several
minutes as though made of stone, then he returned by the same road
and with the same step, and, in proportion as he retreated, his glance
Little by little, this old man ceased to go as far as the corner of the
Rue des Filles-du-Calvaire; he halted half way in the Rue Saint-Louis;
sometimes a little further off, sometimes a little nearer.
One day he stopped at the corner of the Rue Culture-Sainte-Catherine
and looked at the Rue des Filles-du-Calvaire from a distance.
Then he shook his head slowly from right to left, as though refusing
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Island Nights' Entertainments by Robert Louis Stevenson:
wrong; it don't tell me what they're afraid of - what their idea
"Well, I wish I knew," said Case. "I can't say fairer than that."
"You might have asked, I think," says I.
"And so I did," says he. "But you must have seen for yourself,
unless you're blind, that the asking got the other way. I'll go as
far as I dare for another white man; but when I find I'm in the
scrape myself, I think first of my own bacon. The loss of me is
I'm too good-natured. And I'll take the freedom of telling you you
show a queer kind of gratitude to a man who's got into all this
mess along of your affairs."
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Men of Iron by Howard Pyle:
contest between the principals.
One day as Myles, his princely patron, and his friends entered
the barriers, leaving their horses at the outer gate, they met
the Earl of Alban and his followers, who were just quitting the
lists, which they also were in the habit of visiting nearly every
day. As the two parties passed one another, the Earl spoke to a
gentleman walking beside him and in a voice loud enough to be
clearly overheard by the others: "Yonder is the young sprig of
Falworth," said he. "His father, my Lords, is not content with
forfeiting his own life for his treason, but must, forsooth,
throw away his son's also. I have faced and overthrown many a
Men of Iron