|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Figure in the Carpet by Henry James:
taken the thought for a proof on my own part of a tremendous eye.
I didn't tell her the article was mine; and I observed that Lady
Jane, occupied at the end of the table, had not caught Vereker's
I rather avoided him after dinner, for I confess he struck me as
cruelly conceited, and the revelation was a pain. "The usual
twaddle" - my acute little study! That one's admiration should
have had a reserve or two could gall him to that point! I had
thought him placid, and he was placid enough; such a surface was
the hard polished glass that encased the bauble of his vanity. I
was really ruffled, and the only comfort was that if nobody saw
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Gambara by Honore de Balzac:
further; do not compel me to contradict you. I love you, Marianna, as
we love in the beautiful country where we both were born, I love you
with all my soul and with all my strength; but before offering you
that love, I will be worthy of yours. I will make a last attempt to
give back to you the man you have loved so long and will love forever.
Till success or defeat is certain, accept without any shame the modest
ease I can give you both. We will go to-morrow and choose a place
where he may live.
"Have you such regard for me as will allow you to make me the partner
in your guardianship?"
Marianna, surprised at such magnanimity, held out her hand to the
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft:
along the grotesque stone moulding - that is, one would call it
climbing if the thing was not after all horizontal - and the men
wondered how any door in the universe could be so vast. Then,
very softly and slowly, the acre-great lintel began to give inward
at the top; and they saw that it was balauced
Donovan slid or
somehow propelled himself down or along the jamb and rejoined
his fellows, and everyone watched the queer recession of the monstrously
carven portal. In this phantasy of prismatic distortion it moved
anomalously in a diagonal way, so that all the rules of matter
and perspective seemed upset.
Call of Cthulhu