|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Vicar of Tours by Honore de Balzac:
advice of Monsieur de Bourbonne was followed. Whenever the two facts
reached the ears of the vicar-general his self-love was certain to be
gratified by the assurance they gave that even if the Listomere family
did not capitulate they would at least remain neutral and tacitly
recognize the occult power of the Congregation,--to reconize it was,
in fact, to submit to it. But the lawsuit was still sub judice; his
opponents yielded and threatened at the same time.
The Listomeres had thus taken precisely the same attitude as the
vicar-general himself; they held themselves aloof, and yet were able
to direct others. But just at this crisis an event occurred which
complicated the plans laid by Monsieur de Bourbonne and the Listomeres
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad:
"Yes," she said distinctly. "All this, my dear Monsieur George, is
such an accident. What have you got to do here? You look to me
like somebody who would find adventures wherever he went as
interesting and perhaps less dangerous than this one."
She slurred over the word dangerous but I picked it up.
"What do you know of its dangers, Madame, may I ask?" But she did
not condescend to hear.
"And then you, too, have your chivalrous feelings," she went on,
unswerving, distinct, and tranquil. "You are not absurd. But my
son is. He would shut her up in a convent for a time if he could."
"He isn't the only one," I muttered.
The Arrow of Gold
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Mucker by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
citizens were drinking at little tables in front of the bar. A
couple of card games were in progress, and through the open
rear doorway Billy saw a little gathering encircling a cock
In none of these things was Billy interested. What he had
wished in entering the saloon was merely an excuse to place
himself upon the opposite side of the street from the bank that
he might inspect the front from the outside without arousing
Having purchased and drunk a bottle of poor beer, the
temperature of which had probably never been below eighty