|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott:
entertained of acquiring popularity. He answered with courtesy
the courteous inquiries of the Lord Keeper, and was formally
presented to Miss Ashton, in the course of which ceremony the
Lord Keeper gave the first symptom of what was chiefly occupying
his mind, by introducing his daughter as "his wife, Lady Ashton."
Lucy blushed; the Marquis looked surprised at the extremely
juvenile appearance of his hostess, and the Lord Keeper with
difficulty rallied himself so far as to explain. "I should have
said my daughter, my lord; but the truth is, that I saw Lady
Ashton's carriage enter the avenue shortly after your lordship's,
The Bride of Lammermoor
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Rise and Fall of Cesar Birotteau by Honore de Balzac:
what he had to say with an entreaty that Pillerault would sell sixty
thousand francs out of the Funds.
"Well, my poor nephew, I cannot do it; you are too heavily involved.
The Ragons and I each lose our fifty thousand francs. Those worthy
people have, by my advice, sold their shares in the mines of
Wortschin: I feel obliged, in case of loss, not to return the capital
of course, but to succor them, and to succor my niece and Cesarine.
You may all want bread, and you shall find it with me."
"Want bread, uncle?"
"Yes, bread. See things as they are, Cesar. /You cannot extricate
yourself./ With five thousand six hundred francs income, I could set
Rise and Fall of Cesar Birotteau
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Sylvie and Bruno by Lewis Carroll:
"Music?" said the Vice-Warden. "Why, he's simply a prodigy!
You shall hear him play the piano? And he walked to the window.
"Ug--I mean my boy! Come in for a minute, and bring the music-master
with you! To turn over the music for him," he added as an explanation.
Uggug, having filled his basket with frogs, had no objection to obey,
and soon appeared in the room, followed by a fierce-looking little man,
who asked the Vice-Warden "Vot music vill you haf?"
"The Sonata that His Highness plays so charmingly," said the Vice-Warden.
"His Highness haf not--" the music-master began, but was sharply
stopped by the Vice-warden.
"Silence, Sir! Go and turn over the music for his Highness.
Sylvie and Bruno