|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Brother of Daphne by Dornford Yates:
"To him I am. To the temporary maid in the morning, too. As for
breakfast- oh, you and my high collar must get me through
breakfast and out of here and over to Steeple Abbas somehow.
Funny, your telling Falcon to go to 'The Three Bulls.' It's where
we were making for. I'd taken a room there."
"By Jove," said I. "Then, when I went back with Jill, they
thought it was you arriving."
And I related what had occurred. When I had finished, she threw
back her head and laughed.
"Then you're not a robber, after all, Adam?"
"Certainly not. But why?"
The Brother of Daphne
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Chita: A Memory of Last Island by Lafcadio Hearn:
been driven into some far-away bayous by the storm. The only
boat at the settlement, the Carmencita, had been almost wrecked
by running upon a snag three days before;--there was at least a
fortnight's work for the ship-carpenter of Dead Cypress Point.
And Feliu was sleeping as if nothing unusual had happened--the
heavy sleep of a sailor, heedless of commotions and voices. And
his men, Miguel and Mateo, were at the other end of the cheniere.
With a scream Carmen aroused Feliu. He raised himself upon his
elbow, rubbed his eyes, and asked her, with exasperating
calmness, "Que tienes? que tienes?" (What ails thee?)
--"Oh, Feliu! the sea is coming upon us!" she answered, in the
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Figure in the Carpet by Henry James:
for which I myself had sounded the horn. They did as I had done,
only more deliberately and sociably - they went over their author
from the beginning. There was no hurry, Corvick said -the future
was before them and the fascination could only grow; they would
take him page by page, as they would take one of the classics,
inhale him in slow draughts and let him sink all the way in. They
would scarce have got so wound up, I think, if they hadn't been in
love: poor Vereker's inner meaning gave them endless occasion to
put and to keep their young heads together. None the less it
represented the kind of problem for which Corvick had a special
aptitude, drew out the particular pointed patience of which, had he