|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Glaucus/The Wonders of the Shore by Charles Kingsley:
prolific fancy for imagery here, but was well content to jot down
the simple lineaments of Nature as he saw her in plain, homely
"It is a beautiful and fascinating sight for those who have never
seen it before, to see the little shrubberies of pink coralline -
'the arborets of jointed stone' - that fringe those pretty pools.
It is a charming sight to see the crimson banana-like leaves of the
Delesseria waving in their darkest corners; and the purple fibrous
tufts of Polysiphonia and Ceramia, 'fine as silkworm's thread.'
But there are many others which give variety and impart beauty to
these tide-pools. The broad leaves of the Ulva, finer than the
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad:
her blood take "one turn."
Indeed my plight seemed either to have called out or else repressed
her true nature. But who had ever fathomed her nature! There was
none of her treacly volubility. There were none of her "dear young
gentlemans" and "poor little hearts" and references to sin. In
breathless silence she ran about the house getting my room ready,
lighting fires and gas-jets and even hauling at me to help me up
the stairs. Yes, she did lay hands on me for that charitable
purpose. They trembled. Her pale eyes hardly left my face. "What
brought you here like this?" she whispered once.
"If I were to tell you, Mademoiselle Therese, you would see there
The Arrow of Gold
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Mansion by Henry van Dyke:
even when you give it away?"
"It's not for me to say why not--and yet I can think of cases--"
The young man hesitated for a moment. His half-finished cigar
gone out. He rose and tossed it into the fire, in front of which
he remained standing--a slender, eager, restless young figure,
with a touch of hunger in the fine face, strangely like and
the father, at whom he looked with half-wistful curiosity.
"The fact is, sir," he continued, "there is such a case in my