|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Gambara by Honore de Balzac:
time; and Marianna, somewhat embarrassed, prepared to follow him.
Andrea dared not detain her.
Giardini came to the rescue.
"But you heard, signora," said he. "Your husband has left you to
settle some little matters with the Signor Conte."
Marianna sat down again, but without raising her eyes to Andrea, who
hesitated before speaking.
"And will not Signor Gambara's confidence entitle me to his wife's?"
he said in agitated tones. "Can the fair Marianna refuse to tell me
the story of her life?"
"My life!" said Marianna. "It is the life of the ivy. If you wish to
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens:
his rumpled feathers, 'and don't know when she's well off. Let her
be by herself till to-morrow, and that'll bring her down a little.
Carry her into the next house!'
Hugh had her in his arms directly. It might be that Mr Tappertit's
heart was really softened by her distress, or it might be that he
felt it in some degree indecorous that his intended bride should be
struggling in the grasp of another man. He commanded him, on
second thoughts, to put her down again, and looked moodily on as
she flew to Miss Haredale's side, and clinging to her dress, hid
her flushed face in its folds.
'They shall remain here together till to-morrow,' said Simon, who
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Reminiscences of Tolstoy by Leo Tolstoy:
We listened with open mouths, and did not know which to
believe, papa or Uncle Seryózha.
Uncle Seryózha went out coursing with us one day. A
number of gray hares were run down, not one, getting away; Uncle
Seryózha expressed no surprise, but still maintained that
the only reason was because they were a poor lot of hares. We
could not tell whether he was right or wrong.
Perhaps, after all, he was right, for he was more of a
sportsman than papa and had run down ever so many wolves, while we
had never known papa run any wolves down.
Afterward papa kept dogs only because there was Agáfya