|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from A Kidnapped Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum:
So the fairies, and knooks, and pixies, and ryls all escorted the good
man to his castle, and there left him to talk over the events of the
night with his little assistants.
Wisk had already rendered himself invisible and flown through the big
world to see how the children were getting along on this bright
Christmas morning; and by the time he returned, Peter had finished
telling Santa Claus of how they had distributed the toys.
"We really did very well," cried the fairy, in a pleased voice; "for I
found little unhappiness among the children this morning. Still, you
must not get captured again, my dear master; for we might not be so
fortunate another time in carrying out your ideas."
A Kidnapped Santa Claus
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Lesser Bourgeoisie by Honore de Balzac:
little upstart like yourself; I shall take some great lawyer if the
case comes to trial. I've had enough of your collaboration by this
Under the injustice of these remarks la Peyrade felt his anger rising.
However, he saw himself disarmed, and not wishing to come to an open
rupture, he parted from Thuillier, saying that he forgave a man
excited by fear, and would go to see him later in the afternoon, when
he would probably be calmer; they could then decide on what steps they
had better take.
Accordingly, about four o'clock, the Provencal arrived at the house in
the Place de la Madeleine. Thuillier's irritation was quieted, but
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen:
been everywhere discussed; that he had then no reserves, no
scruples in sinking Mr. Darcy's character, though he had assured
her that respect for the father would always prevent his exposing
How differently did everything now appear in which he was
concerned! His attentions to Miss King were now the
consequence of views solely and hatefully mercenary; and the
mediocrity of her fortune proved no longer the moderation of his
wishes, but his eagerness to grasp at anything. His behaviour to
herself could now have had no tolerable motive; he had either
been deceived with regard to her fortune, or had been gratifying
Pride and Prejudice