|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Faith of Men by Jack London:
Snettishane, put all doubts at rest. Yet she capped her conviction
by a brief word with one of her step-sons. "White daddy good?" was
what she asked, and the boy answered that his father was the best
man he had ever known. That night the raven croaked again. On the
night following the croaking was more persistent. It awoke the
Factor, who tossed restlessly for a while. Then he said aloud,
"Damn that raven," and Lit-lit laughed quietly under the blankets.
In the morning, bright and early, Snettishane put in an ominous
appearance and was set to breakfast in the kitchen with Wanidani.
He refused "squaw food," and a little later bearded his son-in-law
in the store where the trading was done. Having learned, he said,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Salome by Oscar Wilde:
spirales, et des Egyptiens, silencieux, subtils, avec leurs ongles
de jade et leurs manteaux bruns, et des Romains avec leur brutalite,
leur lourdeur, leurs gros mots. Ah! que je deteste les Romains! Ce
sont des gens communs, et ils se donnent des airs de grands
LE JEUNE SYRIEN. Ne voulez-vous pas vous asseoir, princesse?
LE PAGE D'HERODIAS. Pourquoi lui parler? Pourquoi la regarder? . .
. Oh! il va arriver un malheur.
SALOME. Que c'est bon de voir la lune! Elle ressemble e une petite
piece de monnaie. On dirait une toute petite fleur d'argent. Elle
est froide et chaste, la lune . . . Je suis sure qu'elle est vierge.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Talisman by Walter Scott:
"I myself," replied Sir Kenneth, "will be his guarantee, with
honour, life, and fortune."
"Strange!" again ejaculated De Vaux; "the North vouches for the
South--the Scot for the Turk! May I crave of you, Sir Knight,
how you became concerned in this affair?"
"I have been absent on a pilgrimage, in the course of which,"
replied Sir Kenneth "I had a message to discharge towards the
holy hermit of Engaddi."
"May I not be entrusted with it, Sir Kenneth, and with the answer
of the holy man?"
"It may not be, my lord," answered the Scot.