|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Case of the Registered Letter by Grace Isabel Colbron and Augusta Groner:
already notified Miss Roemer by telegram as to his coming, with a
request that she should be ready to see him. He found her waiting
for him, pale and anxious-eyed, when he arrived. "I have been to
Frankfurt am Main," he said, "and I have seen Mr. Pernburg - "
"Yes, yes, that is the name; now I remember," interrupted the girl
eagerly. "That is the name of John's friend there."
"I have seen Mr. Pernburg and he gave me this letter." Muller laid
a thick envelope on the girl's lap.
She looked down at it, her eyes widening as if she had seen a ghost.
"That - that is John's writing," she exclaimed in a hoarse whisper.
"Where did it
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from My Aunt Margaret's Mirror by Walter Scott:
that I had got possession of your names by means of your
domestic. But in thinking so, you do injustice to the fidelity
of your servant, and, I may add, to the skill of one who is also
not less your humble servant--Baptista Damiotti."
"I have no intention to do either, sir," said Lady Bothwell,
maintaining a tone of composure, though somewhat surprised; "but
the situation is something new to me. If you know who we are,
you also know, sir, what brought us here."
"Curiosity to know the fate of a Scottish gentleman of rank, now,
or lately, upon the Continent," answered the seer. "His name is
Il Cavaliero Philippo Forester, a gentleman who has the honour to
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from When the World Shook by H. Rider Haggard:
it wisest to be silent.
"You are of the short-lived races," he went on, "yet very much
a man, not without intelligence, and by the arts I have I can so
strengthen your frame that it will endure the shocks of time for
three such lives as yours, or perchance for more, and then--"
Again he paused and went on:
"The Daughter of kings likes you also, perhaps because you
resemble--" here he fixed me with his piercing eyes, "a certain
kinglet of base blood whom once she also liked, but whom it was
my duty to destroy. Well, I must think. I must study this world
of yours also and therein you may help me. Perhaps afterwards I
When the World Shook