|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from A Footnote to History by Robert Louis Stevenson:
necessarily innocent; she was necessarily innocent of proceeding on
Mulinuu. Or suppose the diving operations, and the native
testimony, and Pelly's chart of the boat's course, and the boat
itself, to be all stages of some epidemic hallucination or steps in
a conspiracy - suppose even a second TAUMUALUA to have entered Apia
bay after nightfall, and to have been fired upon from Grevsmuhl's
wharf in the full career of hostilities against Mulinuu - suppose
all this, and Becker is not helped. At the time of the first fire,
the boat was off Grevsmuhl's wharf. At the time of the second (and
that is the one complained of) she was off Carruthers's wharf in
Matautu. Was she still proceeding on Mulinuu? I trow not. The
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton by Edith Wharton:
Procurator and the other a grandee of Spain. But my father is a
gambler too--oh, such fortunes as are squandered over the arcade
yonder! And so--and so--don't turn, I implore you--oh, do you
begin to see my meaning?"
She broke off sobbing, and it took all his strength to keep his
eyes from her.
"Go on," he said.
"Will you not understand? Oh, I would say anything to save you!
You don't know us Venetians--we're all to be bought for a price.
It is not only the brides who are marketable--sometimes the
husbands sell themselves too. And they think you rich--my father
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe:
whom I spoke. The now ghastly pallor of the skin, and the now
miraculous lustre of the eye, above all things startled and even
awed me. The silken hair, too, had been suffered to grow all
unheeded, and as, in its wild gossamer texture, it floated rather
than fell about the face, I could not, even with effort, connect
its Arabesque expression with any idea of simple humanity.
In the manner of my friend I was at once struck with an
incoherence--an inconsistency; and I soon found this to arise
from a series of feeble and futile struggles to overcome an
habitual trepidancy--an excessive nervous agitation. For
something of this nature I had indeed been prepared, no less by
The Fall of the House of Usher