|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from O Pioneers! by Willa Cather:
gether any more. We shall have to behave like
Mr. Linstrum. And, anyhow, there's nothing
to understand!" She struck the ground with
her little foot fiercely. "That won't last. It
will go away, and things will be just as they
used to. I wish you were a Catholic. The
Church helps people, indeed it does. I pray for
you, but that's not the same as if you prayed
She spoke rapidly and pleadingly, looked
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Eve and David by Honore de Balzac:
now and trust to my gratitude."
Petit-Claud looked Cerizet in the face. It was a duel in which one
man's gaze is a scalpel with which he essays to probe the soul of
another, and the eyes of that other are a theatre, as it were, to
which all his virtue is summoned for display.
Petit-Claud did not utter a word. He lighted a taper and burned the
letter. "He has his way to make," he said to himself.
"Here is one that will go through fire and water for you," said
David awaited the interview with the Cointets with a vague feeling of
uneasiness; not, however, on account of the proposed partnership, nor
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Camille by Alexandre Dumas:
From that moment Marguerite tried to seem more cheerful. There
were no more tears.
When the hour came for me to go, I embraced her and asked her if
she would come with me as far as the train; I hoped that the walk
would distract her and that the air would do her good. I wanted
especially to be with her as long as possible.
She agreed, put on her cloak and took Nanine with her, so as not
to return alone. Twenty times I was on the point of not going.
But the hope of a speedy return, and the fear of offending my
father still more, sustained me, and I took my place in the