|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells:
moment of splendour and under the importunity of a countess he
had determined to give to a deserving church in the east-end.
I, in a moment of even rasher generosity, had suggested Ewart as
a possible artist. Ewart had produced at once an admirable sketch
for the sacred vessel surrounded by a sort of wreath of Millies
with open arms and wings and had drawn fifty pounds on the
strength of it. After that came a series of vexatious delays.
The chalice became less and less of a commercial man's chalice,
acquired more and more the elusive quality of the Holy Grail, and
at last even the drawing receded.
My uncle grew restive...."You see, George, they'll begin to want
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The First Men In The Moon by H. G. Wells:
something, a faint rattle and tumult, borne to us through the air. But
fearful as we were we dared essay no vantage-point to survey the crater.
For long we saw nothing of the beings whose sounds were so abundant and
insistent. But for the faintness of our hunger and the drying of our
throats that crawling would have had the quality of a very vivid dream. It
was so absolutely unreal. The only element with any touch of reality was
Figure it to yourself! About us the dream-like jungle, with the silent
bayonet leaves darting overhead, and the silent, vivid, sun-splashed
lichens under our hands and knees, waving with the vigour of their growth
as a carpet waves when the wind gets beneath it. Ever and again one of the
The First Men In The Moon
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas:
"Go; but you would do better still by not going at all."
"That is impossible."
"Do so, then; it will be a wiser plan than the first which
"But if, in spite of all my precautions, I am at last
obliged to fight, will you not be my second?"
"My dear viscount," said Monte Cristo gravely, "you must
have seen before to-day that at all times and in all places
I have been at your disposal, but the service which you have
just demanded of me is one which it is out of my power to
The Count of Monte Cristo