|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Dracula by Bram Stoker:
but tonight it is delightful! There is peace in its smell.
I feel sleep coming already. Goodnight, everybody.
DR. SEWARD'S DIARY
13 September.--Called at the Berkeley and found Van Helsing, as usual,
up to time. The carriage ordered from the hotel was waiting.
The Professor took his bag, which he always brings with him now.
Let all be put down exactly. Van Helsing and I arrived
at Hillingham at eight o'clock. It was a lovely morning.
The bright sunshine and all the fresh feeling of early
autumn seemed like the completion of nature's annual work.
The leaves were turning to all kinds of beautiful colors,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Adam Bede by George Eliot:
or seated in a cart, with her eyes fixed vacantly on the road
before her, never thinking or caring whither it tends, till hunger
comes and makes her desire that a village may be near.
What will be the end, the end of her objectless wandering, apart
from all love, caring for human beings only through her pride,
clinging to life only as the hunted wounded brute clings to it?
God preserve you and me from being the beginners of such miserty!
THE first ten days after Hetty's departure passed as quietly as
any other days with the family at the Hall Farm, and with Adam at
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Adam Bede by George Eliot:
are my inward needs, and the besetments I am most in danger from.
Your wish for me to stay is not a call of duty which I refuse to
hearken to because it is against my own desires; it is a
temptation that I must resist, lest the love of the creature
should become like a mist in my soul shutting out the heavenly
"It passes my cunning to know what you mean by ease and luxury,"
said Mrs. Poyser, as she cut the bread and butter. "It's true
there's good victual enough about you, as nobody shall ever say I
don't provide enough and to spare, but if there's ever a bit o'
odds an' ends as nobody else 'ud eat, you're sure to pick it