|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Figure in the Carpet by Henry James:
of her that she felt in italics and thought in capitals. "Oh when
I've run him to earth," he also said, "then, you know, I shall
knock at his door. Rather - I beg you to believe. I'll have it
from his own lips: 'Right you are, my boy; you've done it this
time!' He shall crown me victor - with the critical laurel."
Meanwhile he really avoided the chances London life might have
given him of meeting the distinguished novelist; a danger, however,
that disappeared with Vereker's leaving England for an indefinite
absence, as the newspapers announced - going to the south for
motives connected with the health of his wife, which had long kept
her in retirement. A year - more than a year - had elapsed since
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Maitre Cornelius by Honore de Balzac:
seigneur, light-hearted and content, walked gaily to his doom;
thinking that the horrors of the "question" were not sufficient
payment for the delights of his love.
As Tristan was about leaving the rue du Murier, his people stopped
him, seeing an officer of the Scottish guard riding towards them at
"What is it?" asked the provost.
"Nothing that concerns you," replied the officer, disdainfully. "The
king has sent me to fetch the Comte and Comtesse de Saint-Vallier,
whom he invites to dinner."
The grand provost had scarcely reached the embankment leading to
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Two Brothers by Honore de Balzac:
marrying La Cognette, a cook in a good family. The suburb of Rome
still continues, like Italy and Poland, to follow the Latin custom of
putting a feminine termination to the husband's name and giving it to
By uniting their savings Pere Cognet and his spouse had managed to buy
their present house. La Cognette, a woman of forty, tall and plump,
with the nose of a Roxelane, a swarthy skin, jet-black hair, brown
eyes that were round and lively, and a general air of mirth and
intelligence, was selected by Maxence Gilet, on account of her
character and her talent for cookery, as the Leonarde of the Order.
Pere Cognet might be about fifty-six years old; he was thick-set, very