|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain:
She said she would do her best by him, because, whether
he was good, bad, or indifferent, he was the Lord's,
and nothing that was the Lord's was a thing to be
neglected. The Welshman said Huck had good spots
in him, and the widow said:
"You can depend on it. That's the Lord's mark.
He don't leave it off. He never does. Puts it some-
where on every creature that comes from his hands."
Early in the forenoon parties of jaded men began
to straggle into the village, but the strongest of the
citizens continued searching. All the news that could
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Mistress Wilding by Rafael Sabatini:
"Maybe," said Nick with a sniff, "you're intending to journey to
Tower Hill ?"
"In that direction," answered Mr. Wilding suavely.
"I am for London, Nick. And you shall come with me."
"God save us! Do you keep a fool's egg under that nest of hair?"
Wilding explained, and by the time Walters returned with the boots
Trenchard was walking up and down the room in an odd agitation. "Odds
my life, Tony!" he cried at last. "I believe it is the best thing."
"The only thing, Nick."
"And since all is lost, why.. ." Trenchard blew out his cheeks and
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Figure in the Carpet by Henry James:
"It's the very string," he said, "that my pearls are strung on!"
The reason of his note to me had been that he really didn't want to
give us a grain of succour - our density was a thing too perfect in
its way to touch. He had formed the habit of depending on it, and
if the spell was to break it must break by some force of its own.
He comes back to me from that last occasion - for I was never to
speak to him again - as a man with some safe preserve for sport. I
wondered as I walked away where he had got HIS tip.
WHEN I spoke to George Corvick of the caution I had received he
made me feel that any doubt of his delicacy would be almost an