|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Professor by Charlotte Bronte:
compelled her shame, her pride, her shyness, all to yield to a
little bit of determined Will--now where is she? How can I get
Opening my chamber door I walked down into the kitchen.
"Who brought the packet ?" I asked of the servant who had
delivered it to me.
"Un petit commissionaire, monsieur."
"Did he say anything?"
And I wended my way up the back-stairs, wondrously the wiser for
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Camille by Alexandre Dumas:
Louis-le-Grand, the Rue de Port-Mahon, and the Rue d'Antin. I
looked up at Marguerite's windows. There was a light. I rang. I
asked the porter if Mlle. Gautier was at home. He replied that
she never came in before eleven or a quarter past eleven. I
looked at my watch. I intended to come quite slowly, and I had
come in five minutes from the Rue de Provence to the Rue d'Antin.
I walked to and fro in the street; there are no shops, and at
that hour it is quite deserted. In half an hour's time
Marguerite arrived. She looked around her as she got down from
her coupe', as if she were looking for some one. The carriage
drove off; the stables were not at the house. Just as Marguerite
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Rezanov by Gertrude Atherton:
although he had turned to it instinctively. He was
occupied with a question to which nature would
turn an aloof disdainful ear. Was his own wounded
vanity at the root of his desire to humiliate Japan?
Russia was too powerful, too occupied, for the pres-
ent at least, greatly to care that her overtures and
presents had been scorned. Upon her ambassador
had fallen the full brunt of that wearisome and in-
comparably mortifying experience, and unfortu-
nately the ambassador happened to be one of the
proudest and most autocratic men in her empire.