|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu by Sax Rohmer:
Broke his neck, of course."
"Apparently. But there were singular features in the case.
For instance, his revolver lay beside him, fully loaded!"
"In the courtyard?"
"In the courtyard!"
"Was it murder by any chance?"
Smith shrugged his shoulders.
"His door was found locked from the inside; had to be broken in."
"But the wailing business?"
"That began later, or was only noticed later. A French doctor,
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|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from An International Episode by Henry James:
"I don't think I like the way he spoke of his house. I don't like stopping
in the house with such a tremendous lot of women."
"Oh, I don't mind," said Lord Lambeth. And then they smoked
a while in silence. "Fancy his thinking we do no work in England!"
the young man resumed.
"I daresay he didn't really think so," said Percy Beaumont.
"Well, I guess they don't know much about England over here!"
declared Lord Lambeth humorously. And then there was another long pause.
"He was devilish civil," observed the young nobleman.
"Nothing, certainly, could have been more civil," rejoined his companion.
"Littledale said his wife was great fun," said Lord Lambeth.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Amy Foster by Joseph Conrad:
ring behind the dull, blurred glance of these eyes
the spectre of the fear which had hunted her on
that night three miles and a half to the door of Fos-
ter's cottage! I did the next day.
"And it was I who found him lying face down
and his body in a puddle, just outside the little
"I had been called out that night to an urgent
case in the village, and on my way home at day-
break passed by the cottage. The door stood open.
My man helped me to carry him in. We laid him