|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Master and Man by Leo Tolstoy:
beginning to fall. Vasili Andreevich, who was driving,
inflated his cheeks, blowing the breath out through his
moustache. Nikita dozed.
So they went on in silence for about ten minutes. Suddenly
Vasili Andreevich began saying something.
'Eh, what?' asked Nikita, opening his eyes.
Vasili Andreevich did not answer, but bent over, looking behind
them and then ahead of the horse. The sweat had curled
Mukhorty's coat between his legs and on his neck. He went at a
'What is it?' Nikita asked again.
Master and Man
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Two Poets by Honore de Balzac:
a Stanislas; he was a few paces ahead of me, and he came so far"
(pointing to the door of the boudoir); "he says that he SAW you and M.
de Rubempre in such a position that he could not enter; he turned
round upon me, quite bewildered as I was, and hurried me away before I
had time to think; we were out in Beaulieu before he told me why he
had beaten a retreat. If I had known, I would not have stirred out of
the house till I had cleared up the matter and exonerated you, but it
would have proved nothing to go back again then.
"Now, whether Stanislas' eyes deceived him, or whether he is right, HE
MUST HAVE MADE A MISTAKE. Dear Nais, do not let that dolt trifle with
your life, your honor, your future; stop his mouth at once. You know
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Lone Star Ranger by Zane Grey:
grateful to her. He had been forced into outlawry; she had been
stolen from her people and carried into captivity. They had met
in the river fastness, he to instil hope into her despairing
life, she to be the means, perhaps, of keeping him from sinking
to the level of her captors. He became conscious of a strong
and beating desire to see her, talk with her.
These thoughts had run through his mind while on his way to
Mrs. Bland's house. He had let Euchre go on ahead because he
wanted more time to compose himself. Darkness had about set in
when he reached his destination. There was no light in the
house. Mrs. Bland was waiting for him on the porch.
The Lone Star Ranger