|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Fanny Herself by Edna Ferber:
while the others of her own faith in the little town were
wealthy, and somewhat purse-proud. They had carriages, most
of them, with two handsome horses, and their houses were
spacious and veranda-encircled, and set in shady lawns.
When the Brandeis family came to Winnebago five years
before, these people had waited, cautiously, and
investigated, and then had called. They were of a type to
be found in every small town; prosperous, conservative,
constructive citizens, clannish, but not so much so as their
city cousins, mingling socially with their Gentile
neighbors, living well, spending their money freely, taking
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Brother of Daphne by Dornford Yates:
He strolled back to the house. When I heard his footsteps on the
gravel again, I got up and peered through the rhododendrons. I
watched him go indoors, and turned to see the girl once more on
her knees by the jig-saw. I kneeled opposite her and watched her
at work. After a moment she glanced up and met my eyes.
"You'll see the picture better from this side," she said.
"Round you come!"
I crawled to her side with a sigh. On she went at a wonderful
pace. Old elms rose up in the background, a splash of red and
brown resolved itself into a sunny farm, and four pieces which
The Brother of Daphne
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from A Start in Life by Honore de Balzac:
covered with decorations--"
"'Nunc my eye, nunc alii,'" whispered Mistigris.
"--you seem to know little of the language of the courts. I ask your
future protection, Excellency," added Schinner, turning to Oscar.
"I congratulate myself on having travelled with three such
distinguished men," said the count,--"a painter already famous, a
future general, and a young diplomatist who may some day recover
Belgium for France."
Having committed the odious crime of repudiating his mother, Oscar,
furious from a sense that his companions were laughing at him, now
resolved, at any cost, to make them pay attention to him.