|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Adventure by Jack London:
Sheldon was calm and apparently weary of the discussion.
"Please keep her out of the conversation," he said.
"But why should I?" was the demand. "The pair of you trapped me
into making a fool of myself. How was I to know that everything
was not all right? You and she acted as if everything were on the
square. But my eyes are open now. Why, she played the outraged
wife to perfection, slapped the transgressor and fled to you.
Pretty good proof of what all the beach has been saying. Partners,
eh?--a business partnership? Gammon my eye, that's what it is."
Then it was that Sheldon struck out, coolly and deliberately, with
all the strength of his arm, and Tudor, caught on the jaw, fell
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Letters of Two Brides by Honore de Balzac:
unkind enough to say that, behind her tears, she conceals a worldly
and ambitious soul.
"Now, we are going to the gentleman's box at the Opera to-night, and
M. le Baron de Macumer will visit us there."
"Macumer needs a touch of the spur then," said my father, smiling at
me, as though I were a female ambassador.
"You mistake Clarissa Harlowe for Figaro!" I cried, with a glance of
scorn and mockery. "When you see me with my right hand ungloved, you
will give the lie to this impertinent gossip, and will mark your
displeasure at it."
"I may make my mind easy about your future. You have no more got a
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells:
own generation was simply the still imperfect civilisation
of the people, the strong barbaric pride, passions,
and prejudices, the jealousies, rivalries, and violence
of the middle and lower classes, which had necessitated
the entire separation of contiguous households. But
the change, the taming of the people, had been in
rapid progress even then. In his brief thirty years of
previous life he had seen an enormous extension of
the habit of consuming meals from home, the casually
patronised horse-box coffee-house had given place to
the open and crowded Aerated Bread Shop for
When the Sleeper Wakes