|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Pupil by Henry James:
consider," urged Mrs. Moreen. "It's his PLACE - his only place.
You see YOU think it is now."
"Take me away - take me away," Morgan went on, smiling to Pemberton
with his white face.
"Where shall I take you, and how - oh HOW, my boy?" the young man
stammered, thinking of the rude way in which his friends in London
held that, for his convenience, with no assurance of prompt return,
he had thrown them over; of the just resentment with which they
would already have called in a successor, and of the scant help to
finding fresh employment that resided for him in the grossness of
his having failed to pass his pupil.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Battle of the Books by Jonathan Swift:
was the disposition of Bentley, grieved to see the enemy prevail,
and dissatisfied with everybody's conduct but his own. He humbly
gave the Modern generals to understand that he conceived, with
great submission, they were all a pack of rogues, and fools, and
confounded logger-heads, and illiterate whelps, and nonsensical
scoundrels; that, if himself had been constituted general, those
presumptuous dogs, the Ancients, would long before this have been
beaten out of the field. "You," said he, "sit here idle, but when
I, or any other valiant Modern kill an enemy, you are sure to seize
the spoil. But I will not march one foot against the foe till you
all swear to me that whomever I take or kill, his arms I shall
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Reef by Edith Wharton:
He transmitted his instructions with mechanical precision,
and she answered in the same tone, repeating his words with
the intensity of attention of a child not quite sure of
understanding. Then she disappeared up the stairs.
Darrow lingered on in the hall, not knowing if she meant to
return, yet inwardly sure she would. At length he saw her
coming down in her hat and jacket. The rain still streaked
the window panes, and, in order to say something, he said:
"You're not going to the lodge yourself?"
"I've sent one of the men ahead with the things; but I
thought Mrs. Leath might need me."