|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Lesson of the Master by Henry James:
"Oh you - as if you hadn't! I should like so to hear you talk
together," she added ardently.
"That's very genial of you; but he'd have it all his own way. I'm
prostrate before him."
She had an air of earnestness. "Do you think then he's so
"Far from it. Some of his later books seem to me of a queerness -
"Yes, yes - he knows that."
Paul Overt stared. "That they seem to me of a queerness - !"
"Well yes, or at any rate that they're not what they should be. He
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf:
worth their while to read more than the headlines.
"The debate on the fifteenth should have reached us by now,"
Mrs. Thornbury murmured. Mr. Thornbury, who was beautifully clean
and had red rubbed into his handsome worn face like traces of paint
on a weather-beaten wooden figure, looked over his glasses and saw
that Miss Allan had _The_ _Times_.
The couple therefore sat themselves down in arm-chairs and waited.
"Ah, there's Mr. Hewet," said Mrs. Thornbury. "Mr. Hewet,"
she continued, "do come and sit by us. I was telling my husband
how much you reminded me of a dear old friend of mine--Mary Umpleby.
She was a most delightful woman, I assure you. She grew roses.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from When the World Shook by H. Rider Haggard:
lived very long lives and ran after the daughters of men whom
they should have left alone, and thus became the progenitors of a
remarkable race. Of this race, he presumed that Oro and his
daughter were survivors, especially as they spoke of their family
as "Heaven born." How they came to survive was more than he could
understand and really scarcely worth bothering over, since there
It was the same about the Deluge, continued Bastin, although
naturally Oro spoke falsely, or, at any rate, grossly
exaggerated, when he declared that he had caused this
catastrophe, unless indeed he was talking about a totally
When the World Shook