|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Melmoth Reconciled by Honore de Balzac:
isn't it the creaking of the wheels that sings in your ears?"
"Just listen, Naqui! If the angels make music for God Almighty, it
must be such music as this that I am drinking in at every pore, rather
than hearing. I do no know how to tell you about it; it is as sweet as
"Why, of course, they have music in heaven, for the angels in all the
pictures have harps in their hands. He is mad, upon my word!" she said
to herself, as she saw Castanier's attitude; he looked like an
opium-eater in a blissful trance.
They reached the house. Castanier, absorbed by the thought of all that
he had just heard and seen, knew not whether to believe it or not; he
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Octopus by Frank Norris:
Government ignored, behold, here it was close at hand.
Osterman cocked his revolver, and in the profound silence that
had fallen upon the scene, the click was plainly audible from end
to end of the line.
"Remember our agreement, gentlemen," cried Magnus, in a warning
voice. "Mr. Osterman, I must ask you to let down the hammer of
No one answered. In absolute quiet, standing motionless in their
places, the Leaguers watched the approach of the marshal.
Five minutes passed. The riders came on steadily. They drew
nearer. The grind of the buggy wheels in the grit and dust of
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg by Mark Twain:
"Those are the simple facts. My note was now lying in a different
place on the table from where I had left it. I noticed that, but
attached no importance to it, thinking a draught had blown it there.
That Mr. Billson would read a private paper was a thing which could
not occur to me; he was an honourable man, and he would be above
that. If you will allow me to say it, I think his extra word 'VERY'
stands explained: it is attributable to a defect of memory. I was
the only man in the world who could furnish here any detail of the
test-mark--by HONOURABLE means. I have finished."
There is nothing in the world like a persuasive speech to fuddle the
mental apparatus and upset the convictions and debauch the emotions
The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg