|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Great Big Treasury of Beatrix Potter by Beatrix Potter:
had a habit of tying up unfortunate
bluebottles. It did not offer to assist
Tom Kitten wriggled and squirmed
until he was quite exhausted.
Presently the rats came back and
set to work to make him into a
dumpling. First they smeared him
with butter, and then they rolled him
in the dough.
"Will not the string be very
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Marie by H. Rider Haggard:
dragged her back into the northernmost room--that in which I was
accustomed to sleep--and shut and barred the door.
"Allan," she gasped, " Allan dear, it is finished. I cannot fall into
the hands of those men. Kill me, Allan."
"All right," I answered, "I will. I have my pistol. One barrel for you
and one for me."
"No, no! Perhaps you might escape after all; but, you see, I am a
woman, and dare not risk it. Come now, I am ready," and she knelt down,
opening her arms to receive the embrace of death, and looked up at me
with her lovely, pitiful eyes.
"It doesn't do to kill one's love and live on oneself," I answered
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Montezuma's Daughter by H. Rider Haggard:
and seeing that I could write no true tale and leave out of it the
story of her who was also my wife, Montezuma's daughter, Otomie,
Princess of the Otomie, and of the children that she gave me, I let
the matter lie. For I knew well, that though we spoke very rarely
on the subject during all the many years we passed together, still
it was always in Lily's mind; nor did her jealousy, being of the
finer sort, abate at all with age, but rather gathered with the
gathering days. That I should execute the task without the
knowledge of my wife would not have been possible, for till the
very last she watched over my every act, and, as I verily believe,
divined the most of my thoughts.