|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne:
captured all thirteen of the tricks, concluded this fine campaign
with a brilliant victory.
The Mongolia was due at Bombay on the 22nd; she arrived on the
20th. This was a gain to Phileas Fogg of two days since his
departure from London, and he calmly entered the fact in the
itinerary, in the column of gains.
IN WHICH PASSEPARTOUT IS ONLY TOO GLAD TO GET OFF
WITH THE LOSS OF HIS SHOES
Everybody knows that the great reversed triangle of land, with its
base in the north and its apex in the south, which is called India,
Around the World in 80 Days
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Atheist's Mass by Honore de Balzac:
linen in it, out of which I could pay the landlord and all I owe
to the porter, and I have not a hundred sous.'
" 'Pooh! I have a few dibs,' replied Bourgeat joyfully, and he
pulled out a greasy old leather purse. 'Keep your linen.'
"Bourgeat paid up my arrears and his own, and settled with the
porter. Then he put our furniture and my box of linen in his
cart, and pulled it along the street, stopping in front of every
house where there was a notice board. I went up to see whether
the rooms to let would suit us. At midday we were still wandering
about the neighborhood without having found anything. The price
was the great difficulty. Bourgeat proposed that we should eat at
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence:
It reminded him so much of the mouth and eyes of one who sings
beside a Botticelli Madonna, so spiritual. Again, hot as steel,
came up the pain in him. Why must he ask her for the other thing?
Why was there his blood battling with her? If only he could have been
always gentle, tender with her, breathing with her the atmosphere
of reverie and religious dreams, he would give his right hand.
It was not fair to hurt her. There seemed an eternal maidenhood
about her; and when he thought of her mother, he saw the great
brown eyes of a maiden who was nearly scared and shocked out of her
virgin maidenhood, but not quite, in spite of her seven children.
They had been born almost leaving her out of count, not of her,
Sons and Lovers