|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Off on a Comet by Jules Verne:
again along the gallery.
"Yes," continued the professor, "Gallia is a periodic comet,
and allowing for the perturbations to which it is liable from
the attraction of Mars and Jupiter and Saturn, it will return
to the earth again in two years precisely."
"You mean that in two years after the first shock, Gallia will meet the earth
at the same point as they met before?" said Lieutenant Procope.
"I am afraid so," said Rosette.
"Because we are doing exceedingly well as we are." The professor stamped
his foot upon the ground, by way of emphasis, and added, "If I had my will,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Complete Angler by Izaak Walton:
There is also in Northumberland a Trout called a Bull-trout, of a much
greater length and bigness than any in these southern parts; and there
are, in many rivers that relate to the sea, Salmon-trouts, as much
different from others, both in shape and in their spots, as we see sheep
in some countries differ one from another in their shape and bigness,
and in the fineness of the wool: and, certainly, as some pastures breed
larger sheep; so do some rivers, by reason of the ground over which
they run, breed larger Trouts.
Now the next thing that I will commend to your consideration is, that
the Trout is of a more sudden growth than other fish. Concerning
which, you are also to take notice, that he lives not so long as the
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson and Fanny Van De Grift Stevenson:
in his health from Mrs. Luxmore's visit, and that nothing
short of a full explanation could allay the invalid's
uneasiness. Somerset, somewhat staring, told what he thought
fit of the affair.
'Is that all?' cried the woman. 'As God sees you, is that
'My good woman,' said the young man, 'I have no idea what you
can be driving at. Suppose the lady were my friend's wife,
suppose she were my fairy godmother, suppose she were the
Queen of Portugal; and how should that affect yourself or Mr.