|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas:
has the air of a great lord. He has followed us several times,
as I think, when I have waited for my wife at the wicket of the
Louvre to escort her home."
The commissary now appeared to experience a little uneasiness.
"And his name?" said he.
"Oh, as to his name, I know nothing about it; but if I were ever
to meet him, I should recognize him in an instant, I will answer
for it, were he among a thousand persons."
The face of the commissary grew still darker.
"You should recognize him among a thousand, say you?" continued
The Three Musketeers
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling:
friendly nod as he sat down again. But he did not go on till Dan's
hand was tied up properly. Then he said:
'One dark December day - too dark to judge colour - we was
all sitting and talking round the fires in the chapel (you heard good
talk there), when Bob Brygandyne bustles in and - "Hal, you're
sent for," he squeals. I was at Torrigiano's feet on a pile of
put-locks, as I might be here, toasting a herring on my knife's
point. 'Twas the one English thing our Master liked - salt herring.
'"I'm busy, about my art," I calls.
'"Art?" says Bob. "What's Art compared to your scroll-work
for the SOVEREIGN? Come."
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Hated Son by Honore de Balzac:
wish him to do for the sake of your name. But if you give your son a
proud, ungainly woman of the world, a great lady, he will flee to his
rocks. More than that; though sudden terror would surely kill him, I
believe that any sudden emotion would be equally fatal. My advice
therefore is to leave Etienne to choose for himself, at his own
pleasure, the path of love. Listen to me, monseigneur; you are a great
and powerful prince, but you understand nothing of such matters. Give
me your entire confidence, your unlimited confidence, and you shall
have a grandson."
"If I obtain a grandson by any sorcery whatever, I shall have you
ennobled. Yes, difficult as it may be, I'll make an old rascal into a