|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Salammbo by Gustave Flaubert:
went on. Many gained large sums by hiring out bows.
Then all these crucified corpses were left upright, looking like so
many red statues on the tombs, and the excitement even spread to the
people of Malqua, who were the descendants of the aboriginal families,
and were usually indifferent to the affairs of their country. Out of
gratitude for the pleasure it had been giving them they now interested
themselves in its fortunes, and felt that they were Carthaginians, and
the Ancients thought it a clever thing to have thus blended the entire
people in a single act of vengeance.
The sanction of the gods was not wanting; for crows alighted from all
quarters of the sky. They wheeled in the air as they flew with loud
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle:
trap should be here." He put his two forefingers between his
teeth and whistled shrilly--a signal which was answered by a
similar whistle from the distance, followed shortly by the rattle
of wheels and the clink of horses' hoofs.
"Now, Watson," said Holmes, as a tall dog-cart dashed up through
the gloom, throwing out two golden tunnels of yellow light from
its side lanterns. "You'll come with me, won't you?
"If I can be of use."
"Oh, a trusty comrade is always of use; and a chronicler still
more so. My room at The Cedars is a double-bedded one."
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne:
was informed later by our host, were taught Hebrew, English, French,
and Danish, four languages of which, with shame I confess it, I don't
know a single word; after an examination I should have had to stand
last of the forty scholars educated at this little college, and I
should have been held unworthy to sleep along with them in one of
those little double closets, where more delicate youths would have
died of suffocation the very first night.
In three hours I had seen not only the town but its environs. The
general aspect was wonderfully dull. No trees, and scarcely any
vegetation. Everywhere bare rocks, signs of volcanic action. The
Icelandic buts are made of earth and turf, and the walls slope
Journey to the Center of the Earth