|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Breaking Point by Mary Roberts Rinehart:
"'Inquest in the Coroner's office on the body of Howard Lucas,'"
he read. "'October 10th, 1911.' That was the second day after.
'Examination of witnesses by Coroner Samuel J. Burkhardt. Mrs.
Lucas called and sworn.'" He glanced at Dick and hesitated. "I
don't know about this to-night, Livingstone. You look pretty well
shot to pieces."
"I didn't sleep last night. I'm all right. Go on."
During the reading that followed he sat back in his deep chair, his
eyes closed. Except that once or twice he clenched his hands he
made no movement whatever.
Q. "What is your name
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|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton:
they gather about them representative people . . ." She
drooped slightly beneath her protecting brim, and added
with a faint blush: "This week Dr. Agathon Carver is
holding a series of Inner Thought meetings there. A
contrast indeed to this gay scene of worldly pleasure--
but then I have always lived on contrasts! To me the
only death is monotony. I always say to Ellen: Beware
of monotony; it's the mother of all the deadly sins. But
my poor child is going through a phase of exaltation,
of abhorrence of the world. You know, I suppose, that
she has declined all invitations to stay at Newport,
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen:
frequently united with Jane in an endeavour to check the
imprudence of Catherine and Lydia; but while they were
supported by their mother's indulgence, what chance could there
be of improvement? Catherine, weak-spirited, irritable, and
completely under Lydia's guidance, had been always affronted
by their advice; and Lydia, self-willed and careless, would
scarcely give them a hearing. They were ignorant, idle, and vain.
While there was an officer in Meryton, they would flirt with him;
and while Meryton was within a walk of Longbourn, they would
be going there forever.
Anxiety on Jane's behalf was another prevailing concern; and
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