|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Case of the Golden Bullet by Grace Isabel Colbron and Augusta Groner:
house. He promised me that."
"And you believe it?"
"That man will keep his promise," said Muller quietly.
Councillor Kniepp did keep his promise. When the police arrived at
the hunting castle shortly after midnight, they found the terrified
servants standing by the body of their master.
"Well, Muller, you had better luck than you deserved this time,"
Bauer said a few days later. "This last trick has made you quite
impossible for the service. But you needn't worry about that,
because the legacy Kniepp left you will put you out of reach of
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Contrast by Royall Tyler:
chanting-book, that the ignorant may know where to
laugh; and that pit, box, and gallery may keep time
together, and not have a snigger in one part of the
house, a broad grin in the other, and a d---d grum
look in the third. How delightful to see the audience
all smile together, then look on their books, then twist
their mouths into an agreeable simper, then altogether
shake the house with a general ha, ha, ha! loud as a
full chorus of Handel's at an Abbey commemoration.
Ha, ha, ha! that's dang'd cute, I swear.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The American by Henry James:
They were men of a very different cast, but each, in his way,
was so good a fellow that, for a few weeks at least, it seemed
something of a pleasure to share the chances of the road.
Newman's comrade, whose name was Babcock, was a young
Unitarian minister, a small, spare neatly-attired man,
with a strikingly candid physiognomy. He was a native
of Dorchester, Massachusetts, and had spiritual charge of a small
congregation in another suburb of the New England metropolis.
His digestion was weak and he lived chiefly on Graham bread
and hominy--a regimen to which he was so much attached
that his tour seemed to him destined to be blighted when,