|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne:
with barred windows, and said: "You will appear before
Judge Obadiah at half-past eight."
He then retired, and closed the door.
"Why, we are prisoners!" exclaimed Passepartout, falling into a chair.
Aouda, with an emotion she tried to conceal, said to Mr. Fogg:
"Sir, you must leave me to my fate! It is on my account that
you receive this treatment, it is for having saved me!"
Phileas Fogg contented himself with saying that it was impossible.
It was quite unlikely that he should be arrested for preventing a suttee.
The complainants would not dare present themselves with such a charge.
There was some mistake. Moreover, he would not, in any event,
Around the World in 80 Days
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield:
At that moment Frau Kellermann knocked at the door.
"Are you ready?" she said, coming into the room and nodding to us very
genially. "The gentlemen are waiting on the steps, and I have asked the
Advanced Lady to come with us."
"Na, how extraordinary!" cried Elsa. "But this moment the gnadige Frau and
I were debating whether--"
"Yes, I met her coming out of her room and she said she was charmed with
the idea. Like all of us, she has never been to Schlingen. She is
downstairs now, talking to Herr Erchardt. I think we shall have a
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson and Fanny Van De Grift Stevenson:
before me on the other side a vast and gradual declivity of
stone, lying bare to the moon and the surrounding mountains.
Nowhere was any vantage or concealment; and knowing how these
deserts were beset with spies, I made haste to veil my
movements under the blowing trail of smoke. Sometimes it
swam high, rising on the night wind, and I had no more
substantial curtain than its moon-thrown shadow; sometimes
again it crawled upon the earth, and I would walk in it, no
higher than to my shoulders, like some mountain fog. But,
one way or another, the smoke of that ill-omened furnace
protected the first steps of my escape, and led me unobserved