|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells:
altogether. We had it all over again at dinner.
"But it shows you," cried my uncle, suddenly becoming grave,
"what Wimblehurst is, to have us all laughing at a little thing
like that! We weren't the only ones that giggled. Not by any
means! And, Lord! it was funny!"
Socially, my uncle and aunt were almost completely isolated. In
places like Wimblehurst the tradesmen's lives always are isolated
socially, all of them, unless they have a sister or a bosom
friend among the other wives, but the husbands met in various
bar-parlours or in the billiard-room of the Eastry Arms. But my
uncle, for the most part, spent his evenings at home. When first
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Men of Iron by Howard Pyle:
shouldst thou forbid one of them?"
"I did it but to punish this fellow for his mutiny," said the
bachelor. "Methought we at their head were to have oversight
"So ye are," said the knight; "but only to a degree. Ere ye take
it upon ye to gainsay any of my orders or permits, come ye first
to me. Dost thou understand?"
"Aye," answered Blunt, sullenly.
"So be it, and now get thee gone," said the knight; "and let me
hear no more of beating out brains with wooden clogs. An ye fight
your battles, let there not be murder in them. This is twice that
Men of Iron
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from A Sentimental Journey by Laurence Sterne:
array'd, I scarce knew him.
I had covenanted at Montreuil to give him a new hat with a silver
button and loop, and four louis d'ors, POUR S'ADONISER, when we got
to Paris; and the poor fellow, to do him justice, had done wonders
He had bought a bright, clean, good scarlet coat, and a pair of
breeches of the same. - They were not a crown worse, he said, for
the wearing. - I wish'd him hang'd for telling me. - They look'd so
fresh, that though I knew the thing could not be done, yet I would
rather have imposed upon my fancy with thinking I had bought them
new for the fellow, than that they had come out of the Rue de