|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The White Moll by Frank L. Packard:
suffering from her cramped position, but it gave her fresher air,
and she could hear better - the ring of their boot-heels on the
wharf above, for instance.
The footsteps died away. There was silence then for a moment; and
then, faintly, from the direction of the shed, there came a chorus
of baffled rage and execration. She smiled a little wearily to
herself. It was all right. That was what she wanted to know. The
Adventurer had got away.
Still she lay there. She dared not leave the boat yet; but she
could change her position now. She crawled half out from under the
docking, and lay with her head on the sailcloth. It was exquisite
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Night and Day by Virginia Woolf:
out, for his irritation rose as she spoke, and got the better of his
awe of her, and was inflamed by that awe.
"That refers to me, I suppose," she said calmly.
"Every day since we've been here you've done something to make me
appear ridiculous," he went on. "Of course, so long as it amuses you,
you're welcome; but we have to remember that we are going to spend our
lives together. I asked you, only this morning, for example, to come
out and take a turn with me in the garden. I was waiting for you ten
minutes, and you never came. Every one saw me waiting. The stable-boys
saw me. I was so ashamed that I went in. Then, on the drive you hardly
spoke to me. Henry noticed it. Every one notices it. . . . You find no
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Dream Life and Real Life by Olive Schreiner:
The younger woman went; and the elder knelt down by the chair, and wailed
like a little child when you have struck it and it does not dare to cry
A year after; it was early spring again.
The woman sat at her desk writing; behind her the fire burnt brightly. She
was writing a leading article on the causes which in differing peoples lead
to the adoption of Free Trade or Protectionist principles.
The woman wrote on quickly. After a while the servant entered and laid a
pile of letters on the table. "Tell the boy I shall have done in fifteen
minutes." She wrote on. Then she caught sight of the writing on one of
the letters. She put down her pen, and opened it. It ran so:--