|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The King of the Golden River by John Ruskin:
off and was standing in the middle of the kitchen, bowing with
the utmost possible velocity.
"Who's that?" said Schwartz, catching up a rolling-pin and
turning to Gluck with a fierce frown.
"I don't know, indeed, brother," said Gluck in great
"How did he get in?" roared Schwartz.
"My dear brother," said Gluck deprecatingly, "he was so
The rolling-pin was descending on Gluck's head, but, at
the instant, the old gentleman interposed his conical cap, on
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Recruit by Honore de Balzac:
which does not always crown the efforts and struggles of a mother. Her
son adored her; their souls understood each other with fraternal
sympathy. If they had not been bound by nature's ties, they would
instinctively have felt for each other that friendship of man to man,
which is so rarely to be met in this life. Appointed sub-lieutenant of
dragoons, at the age of eighteen, the young Comte de Dey had obeyed
the point of honor of the period by following the princes of the blood
in their emigration.
Thus Madame de Dey, noble, rich, and the mother of an emigre, could
not be unaware of the dangers of her cruel situation. Having no other
desire than to preserve a fortune for her son, she renounced the
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Dracula by Bram Stoker:
I am not by any means satisfied with her appearance.
She is woefully different from what she was when I saw her last.
Of course you must bear in mind that I did not have full opportunity
of examination such as I should wish. Our very friendship makes
a little difficulty which not even medical science or custom
can bridge over. I had better tell you exactly what happened,
leaving you to draw, in a measure, your own conclusions.
I shall then say what I have done and propose doing.
"I found Miss Westenra in seemingly gay spirits. Her mother was present,
and in a few seconds I made up my mind that she was trying all she
knew to mislead her mother and prevent her from being anxious.