|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Tik-Tok of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
treatment he had received and backed toward the
"Look out for his heels!" called Betsy warningly
and the Gardener scrambled to his feet and hastily
hid behind the Roses.
"You are breaking the Law!" he shouted, sticking
out his head to glare at the girl and the mule.
"What Law?" asked Betsy.
"The Law of the Rose Kingdom. No strangers
are allowed in these domains."
"Not when they're shipwrecked?" she inquired.
Tik-Tok of Oz
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Beast in the Jungle by Henry James:
particularly YOUR own."
Something in this made him look at her with suspicion. "You say
'were to HAVE been,' as if in your heart you had begun to doubt."
"Oh!" she vaguely protested.
"As if you believed," he went on, "that nothing will now take
She shook her head slowly but rather inscrutably. "You're far from
He continued to look at her. "What then is the matter with you?"
"Well," she said after another wait, "the matter with me is simply
that I'm more sure than ever my curiosity, as you call it, will be
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad:
Southampton - St Malo service. The boat left about midnight.
There was a train at 10.30. He became cheery and ready to act.
"From Waterloo. Plenty of time. We are all right after all. . . .
What's the matter now? This isn't the way," he protested.
Mrs Verloc, having hooked her arm into his, was trying to drag him
into Brett Street again.
"I've forgotten to shut the shop door as I went out," she
whispered, terribly agitated.
The shop and all that was in it had ceased to interest Comrade
Ossipon. He knew how to limit his desires. He was on the point of
saying "What of that? Let it be," but he refrained. He disliked
The Secret Agent