|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Red Seal by Natalie Sumner Lincoln:
in turning about in his chair knocked down his walking stick from
its resting place against its side, and the unexpected clatter made
several women, nervously inclined, jump in their seats. Observing
them, McIntyre smiled and was still smiling amusedly when Penfield
"Did you observe many lights burning in your house when you
returned?" asked Penfield.
"No, only those which are usually left lit at night."
"Was your daughter Helen awake?"
"I do not know. Her room was in darkness when I walked past her
door on my way to bed."
The Red Seal
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from A Simple Soul by Gustave Flaubert:
and a mist hovered like a veil over the sinuosities of the river.
Oxen, lying in the pastures, gazed mildly at the passing persons. In
the third field, however, several of them got up and surrounded them.
"Don't be afraid," cried Felicite; and murmuring a sort of lament she
passed her hand over the back of the nearest ox; he turned away and
the others followed. But when they came to the next pasture, they
heard frightful bellowing.
It was a bull which was hidden from them by the fog. He advanced
towards the two women, and Madame Aubain prepared to flee for her
life. "No, no! not so fast," warned Felicite. Still they hurried on,
for they could hear the noisy breathing of the bull behind them. His
A Simple Soul
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Mountains by Stewart Edward White:
we heard the intermittent tinkling of his bell-animal
rising higher and higher above us on the trail.
In the person of this man we gained our first
connection, so to speak, with the Golden Trout. He had
caught some of them, and could tell us of their habits.
Few fishermen west of the Rockies have not heard
of the Golden Trout, though, equally, few have
much definite information concerning it. Such information
usually runs about as follows:
It is a medium size fish of the true trout family,
resembling a rainbow except that it is of a rich