|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen:
that it was a mere passing attack to which he was subject."
"Did you believe him?"
"I did at the time, but I don't now. He heard what I
had to say with a good deal of indifference, till I showed him
the portrait. It was then that he was seized with the attack of
which I spoke. He looked ghastly, I assure you."
"Then he must have seen the woman before. But there
might be another explanation; it might have been the name, and
not the face, which was familiar to him. What do you think?"
"I couldn't say. To the best of my belief it was after
turning the portrait in his hands that he nearly dropped from
The Great God Pan
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Cousin Pons by Honore de Balzac:
interests, if you can secure him as M. Pons' adviser, you will have a
second self in him, you see. But do not make dishonorable proposals to
him, as you did just now to me; he has a head on his shoulders, you
will understand each other. And as for acknowledging his services, I
will be your intermediary--"
Mme. Cibot looked askance at the doctor.
"Is that the lawyer who helped Mme. Florimond the haberdasher in the
Rue Vieille-du-Temple out of a fix in that matter of her friend's
"The very same."
"Wasn't it a shame that she did not marry him after he had gained two
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Melmoth Reconciled by Honore de Balzac:
PARIS, May 6, 1835.
The following personages appear in other stories of the Human Comedy.
The Magic Skin
A Bachelor's Establishment
The Firm of Nucingen
A Man of Business
The Middle Classes