|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Albert Savarus by Honore de Balzac:
whoever he may be. Tito tossed a little leather bag to Gina, full of
gold no doubt, and a packet of letters to Francesca, who began to read
them, with a farewell wave of the hand to Tito.
"Get quickly back to Gersau," she said to the boatmen, "I will not let
my poor Emilio pine ten minutes longer than he need."
"What has happened?" asked Rodolphe, as he saw Francesca finish
reading the last letter.
"/La liberta/!" she exclaimed, with an artist's enthusiasm.
"/E denaro/!" added Gina, like an echo, for she had found her tongue.
"Yes," said Francesca, "no more poverty! For more than eleven months
have I been working, and I was beginning to be tired of it. I am
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Reef by Edith Wharton:
You've taken a load off my shoulders. Sit down and tell me
all about it."
He stood before her, irresolute. "I can't sit down," he
"Walk about, then. Only tell me: I'm impatient."
His immediate response was to throw himself into the
armchair at her side, where he lounged for a moment without
speaking, his legs stretched out, his arms locked behind his
thrown-back head. Anna, her eyes on his face, waited
quietly for him to speak.
"Well--of course it was just what one expected."
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson and Fanny Van De Grift Stevenson:
the appearance of the room.'
'I was indeed,' said Somerset; 'nor can I imagine the purpose
of these changes.'
'These,' replied the conspirator, 'are the devices by which I
continue to exist. Conceive me now, accused before one of
your unjust tribunals; conceive the various witnesses
appearing, and the singular variety of their reports! One
will have visited me in this drawing-room as it originally
stood; a second finds it as it is to-night; and to-morrow or
next day, all may have been changed. If you love romance (as
artists do), few lives are more romantic than that of the