|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini:
in the same coin; meet them with the same weapons. Abolish them;
tumble these assassinateurs into the abyss of nothingness by the
"How? Name of God! haven't I said it?"
"That is where we require your help," Le Chapelier put in. "There
must be men of patriotic feeling among the more advanced of your
pupils. M. Danton's idea is that a little band of these - say a
half-dozen, with yourself at their head - might read these bullies
a sharp lesson."
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Underground City by Jules Verne:
The whole was washed down with excellent ale, obtained from
the best brewery in Edinburgh.
But the principal dish consisted of a "haggis," the national pudding,
made of meat and barley meal. This remarkable dish, which inspired
the poet Burns with one of his best odes, shared the fate of all
the good things in this world--it passed away like a dream.
Madge received the sincere compliments of her guest.
The dinner ended with cheese and oatcake, accompanied by a few
small glasses of "usquebaugh," capital whisky, five and twenty
years old--just Harry's age. The repast lasted a good hour.
James Starr and Simon Ford had not only eaten much, but talked
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Madame Firmiani by Honore de Balzac:
avoid such salons, where stupid talk and foolish little ballads are
the order of the day." You have questioned a being classed Egotist, a
species who would like to keep the universe under lock and key, and
let nothing be done without their permission. They are unhappy if
others are happy; they forgive nothing but vices, downfalls,
frailties, and like none but proteges. Aristocrats by inclination,
they make themselves democrats out of spite, preferring to consort
with inferiors as equals.
"Oh, Madame Firmiani, my dear fellow! she is one of those adorable
women who serve as Nature's excuse for all the ugly ones she creates.
Madame Firmiani is enchanting, and so kind! I wish I were in power and