|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson:
lasted; Dunkirk was still far off; and when we popped over a knowe, and
found a company of the garrison marching on the other side on some
manoeuvre, I could very well understand the word that Alan had.
He stopped running at once; and mopping at his brow, "They're a real
bonny folk, the French nation," says he.
NO sooner were we safe within the walls of Dunkirk than we held a very
necessary council-of-war on our position. We had taken a daughter from
her father at the sword's point; any judge would give her back to him
at once, and by all likelihood clap me and Alan into jail; and though
we had an argument upon our side in Captain Palliser's letter, neither
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Falk by Joseph Conrad:
and moving with hushed footsteps. Only the baby
--Nicholas--looked on with a cold, ruffianly leer,
as if he had belonged to another tribe altogether.
Lena perpetually sorrowed over the box, and all of
them were in deadly earnest. It was wonderful the
way these children would work up their compassion
for that bedraggled thing I wouldn't have touched
with a pair of tongs. I suppose they were exercis-
ing and developing their racial sentimentalism by
the means of that dummy. I was only surprised
that Mrs. Hermann let Lena cherish and hug that
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from A Distinguished Provincial at Paris by Honore de Balzac:
"You will always find a place in our hearts," said the actress, with
the sweetest smile imaginable.
"I say, my little Florville, are you cured already of your fancy? They
told me that a Russian prince had carried you off."
"Who carries off women in these days" said Florville (she who had
cried, "Stop, wretched man!"). "We stayed at Saint-Mande for ten days,
and my prince got off with paying the forfeit money to the management.
The manager will go down on his knees to pray for some more Russian
princes," Florville continued, laughing; "the forfeit money was so
much clear gain."