|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft:
notes in full. I have often wondered if all the the objects of
the professor's questioning felt as puzzled as did this fraction.
It is well that no explanation shall ever reach them.
cuttings, as I have intimated, touched on cases of panic, mania,
and eccentricity during the given period. Professor Angell must
have employed a cutting bureau, for the number of extracts was
tremendous, and the sources scattered throughout the globe. Here
was a nocturnal suicide in London, where a lone sleeper had leaped
from a window after a shocking cry. Here likewise a rambling letter
to the editor of a paper in South America, where a fanatic deduces
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|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from All's Well That Ends Well by William Shakespeare:
She's none of mine, my lord.
If you shall marry,
You give away this hand, and that is mine;
You give away heaven's vows, and those are mine;
You give away myself, which is known mine;
For I by vow am so embodied yours
That she which marries you must marry me,
Either both or none.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Study of a Woman by Honore de Balzac:
letter, is not a friend's opera-hat, which you might have taken,
carelessly, on leaving a ball."
Eugene, discomfited, looked at the marquise with an air that was both
stupid and conceited. He felt that he was becoming ridiculous; and
after stammering a few juvenile phrases he left the room.
A few days later the marquise acquired undeniable proofs that Eugene
had told the truth. For the last fortnight she has not been seen in
The marquis tells all those who ask him the reason of this
"My wife has an inflammation of the stomach."