|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Almayer's Folly by Joseph Conrad:
like a white woman and knows no shame."
He paused, deeply shocked. Lakamba nodded his head. "Well, and
then?" he asked.
"They called the old woman," went on Babalatchi, "and he told
them all--about the brig, and how he tried to kill many men. He
knew the Orang Blanda were very near, although he had said
nothing to us about that; he knew his great danger. He thought
he had killed many, but there were only two dead, as I have heard
from the men of the sea that came in the warship's boats."
"And the other man, he that was found in the river?" interrupted
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift:
would leave them in debt two million of pounds sterling, adding
those who are beggars by profession, to the bulk of farmers,
cottagers and labourers, with their wives and children, who are
beggars in effect; I desire those politicians who dislike my
overture, and may perhaps be so bold to attempt an answer, that
they will first ask the parents of these mortals, whether they
would not at this day think it a great happiness to have been
sold for food at a year old, in the manner I prescribe, and
thereby have avoided such a perpetual scene of misfortunes, as
they have since gone through, by the oppression of landlords, the
impossibility of paying rent without money or trade, the want of
A Modest Proposal
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare:
as an egge is full of meat, and yet thy head hath bin
beaten as addle as an egge for quarreling: thou hast quarrel'd
with a man for coffing in the street, because he hath
wakened thy Dog that hath laine asleepe in the Sun. Did'st
thou not fall out with a Tailor for wearing his new Doublet
before Easter? with another, for tying his new shooes
with old Riband, and yet thou wilt Tutor me from quarrelling?
Ben. And I were so apt to quarell as thou art, any man
should buy the Fee-simple of my life, for an houre and a
Mer. The Fee-simple? O simple.
Romeo and Juliet