|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Mistress Wilding by Rafael Sabatini:
bear Lord Feversham."
"What tale?" said she.
"Aye - that will account for what has chanced;for my failure to
discharge the task entrusted me, and for the slaughter of an officer of
his and twenty men.
"Why ask me this?" she demanded half angrily; then suddenly bethinking
her of how she had ruined his enterprise, and of the position in which
she had placed him, she softened. Her clear mind held justice very
dear. She approached. "Oh, I am sorry - sorry, Sir Rowland," she cried.
He sneered. He had wiped some of the blood from his face, but still
looked terrible enough.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Somebody's Little Girl by Martha Young:
night-gown, done in linen thread.''
And Sister Angela said: ``Yes, we have always kept the little white
And one of the pretty grown-up people said: ``Yes, that was right.
Always to keep the little white night-gown.''
And the other grown-up person said: ``And how comes that to be all
that you know?''
Sister Angela said: ``Because of the fever.''
And the pretty one said: ``The dreadful fever!''
Sister Angela said: ``Yes. The dreadful fever. It often leaves
none in a house, and even sometimes none in a whole neighborhood to
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Padre Ignacio by Owen Wister:
white and red wine--the white fifty years old. Beneath the quiet shining
of candles, fresh-cut flowers leaned from vessels of old Mexican and
There at one end of this feast sat the wild, pastoral, gaudy company,
speaking little over their food; and there at the other the pale Padre,
questioning his visitor about Rachel. The mere name of a street would
bring memories crowding to his lips; and when his guest told him of a new
play he was ready with old quotations from the same author. Alfred de
Vigny they spoke of, and Victor Hugo, whom the Padre disliked. Long after
the dulce, or sweet dish, when it was the custom for the vaqueros and the
rest of the retainers to rise and leave the gente fina to themselves, the