|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The School For Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan:
the expence.--The silver ore of pure Charity is an expensive article
in the catalogue of a man's good Qualities--whereas the sentimental
French Plate I use instead of it makes just as good a shew--and pays
ROWLEY. Mr. Surface--your Servant: I was apprehensive of
interrupting you, tho' my Business demands immediate attention--
as this Note will inform you----
SURFACE. Always Happy to see Mr. Rowley--how--Oliver--Surface!--
My Unkle arrived!
ROWLEY. He is indeed--we have just parted--quite well--after
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad:
would rid him at last of that ship that had turned out
a curse on his life.
The deep, interminable hoot of the steam-whistle had,
in its grave, vibrating note, something intolerable,
which sent a slight shudder down Mr. Van Wyk's back.
It was the early afternoon; the Sofala was leaving Batu
Beru for Pangu, the next place of call. She swung in
the stream, scantily attended by a few canoes, and, glid-
ing on the broad river, became lost to view from the
Van Wyk bungalow.
End of the Tether
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry:
and receive gifts, such as they are wisest. Everywhere they
are wisest. They are the magi.
End of this Project Gutenberg Etext of THE GIFT OF THE MAGI.
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