|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Wrong Box by Stevenson & Osbourne:
now see too late) no part whatever.'
'This sounds like very serious work,' said the lawyer. 'It will
require a great deal of drink, Pitman.'
'I took the liberty of--in short, of being prepared for you,'
replied the artist, pointing to a kettle, a bottle of gin, a
lemon, and glasses. Michael mixed himself a grog, and offered the
artist a cigar.
'No, thank you,' said Pitman. 'I used occasionally to be rather
partial to it, but the smell is so disagreeable about the
'All right,' said the lawyer. 'I am comfortable now. Unfold your
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson:
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Herodias by Gustave Flaubert:
such marriages but does not actually forbid them."
"What matters it? All the world shows me injustice," said Antipas,
bitterly; "and why? Did not Absalom lie with his father's wives, Judah
with his daughter-in-law, Ammon with his sister, and Lot with his
Aulus, who had been reposing within the palace, now reappeared in the
court. After he had heard how matters stood, he approved of the
attitude of the tetrarch. "A man should never allow himself to be
annoyed," said he, "by such foolish criticism." And he laughed at the
censure of the priests and the fury of Iaokanann, saying that his
words were of little importance.