|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Contrast by Royall Tyler:
does not merit her. Aye! there's the sting; for, were
I assured that Maria was happy, my heart is not so
selfish but that it would dilate in knowing it, even
though it were with another. But to know she is
unhappy!--I must drive these thoughts from me.
Charlotte has some books; and this is what I believe
she calls her little library. [Enters a closet.
Enter DIMPLE leading LETITIA.
And will you pretend to say now, Mr. Dimple, that
you propose to break with Maria? Are not the banns
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton:
over not to make a special effort to hide from each other the
ravages of their first disagreement. But, deep down and
invisible, the disagreement remained; and compunction for having
been its cause gnawed at Susy's bosom as she sat in her
tapestried and vaulted bedroom, brushing her hair before a
"I thought I liked grandeur; but this place is really out of
scale," she mused, watching the reflection of a pale hand move
back and forward in the dim recesses of the mirror. "And yet,"
she continued, "Ellie Vanderlyn's hardly half an inch taller
than I am; and she certainly isn't a bit more dignified .... I
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The White Moll by Frank L. Packard:
gang's plot; and while the Adventurer might go to the Sparrow's
assistance, he might also be very much more interested in the
diamond necklace that was involved, and not be entirely averse to
Danglar's plan of using the Sparrow as a pawn, who, in that case,
would make a very convenient scapegoat for the Adventurer - instead
of Danglar! She dared not trust the man. She could not absolve
her conscience by staking another's life on a hazard, on the
supposition that the Adventurer might do this or that. It was not
She was quick in her movements now. Subconsciously her decision
had been made. There was only one way - only one. She gathered up