|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Dracula by Bram Stoker:
He bent low beside her as he spoke.
She took his hand, and looking at him through her tears, said hoarsely,
"No, I shall not forget, for it is well that I remember.
And with it I have so much in memory of you that is sweet,
that I take it all together. Now, you must all be going soon.
Breakfast is ready, and we must all eat that we may be strong."
Breakfast was a strange meal to us all. We tried to be cheerful and
encourage each other, and Mina was the brightest and most cheerful of us.
When it was over, Van Helsing stood up and said, "Now, my dear friends,
we go forth to our terrible enterprise. Are we all armed,
as we were on that night when first we visited our enemy's lair.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Peter Pan by James M. Barrie:
him, and more than once on summer evenings he had touched the
fount of Hook's tears and made it flow. Of this, as of almost
everything else, Smee was quite unconscious.
A few of the pirates leant over the bulwarks, drinking in the
miasma [putrid mist] of the night; others sprawled by barrels over
games of dice and cards; and the exhausted four who had carried
the little house lay prone on the deck, where even in their sleep
they rolled skillfully to this side or that out of Hook's reach,
lest he should claw them mechanically in passing.
Hook trod the deck in thought. O man unfathomable. It was his
hour of triumph. Peter had been removed for ever from his path,
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe:
with us, he hoped he might pray for us, which he would do upon all
occasions. In this manner we conversed; and as he was of the most
obliging, gentlemanlike behaviour, so he was, if I may be allowed
to say so, a man of good sense, and, as I believe, of great
He gave me a most diverting account of his life, and of the many
extraordinary events of it; of many adventures which had befallen
him in the few years that he had been abroad in the world; and
particularly, it was very remarkable, that in the voyage he was now
engaged in he had had the misfortune to be five times shipped and
unshipped, and never to go to the place whither any of the ships he