|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Almayer's Folly by Joseph Conrad:
engineers, agents, or settlers of the new Company. He spent
every available guilder on it with a confiding heart. One thing
only disturbed his happiness: his wife came out of her
seclusion, importing her green jacket, scant sarongs, shrill
voice, and witch-like appearance, into his quiet life in the
small bungalow. And his daughter seemed to accept that savage
intrusion into their daily existence with wonderful equanimity.
He did not like it, but dared say nothing.
The deliberations conducted in London have a far-reaching
importance, and so the decision issued from the fog-veiled
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic:
Upon reflection, that hardly amounted to a reason.
Wives, with their limited grasp of the realities of life,
were always expecting their husbands to do things
which it turned out not to be feasible for them to do.
The customary male animal spent a considerable part of his
life in explaining to his mate why it had been necessary
to disappoint or upset her little plans for his comings
and goings. It was in the very nature of things that it
should be so.
Sustained by these considerations, Mr. Ware slackened his steps,
then halted irresolutely, and after a minute's hesitation,
The Damnation of Theron Ware
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Tales and Fantasies by Robert Louis Stevenson:
wise,' objected Flora.
'You have a very imperfect idea of my resources, and not at
all of my effrontery,' replied Alexander. 'Please observe.'
He put John from his way, chose a stout knife among the
supper things, and with surprising quickness broke into his
'There's nothing easier when you come to try,' he observed,
pocketing the money.
'I wish you had not done that,' said Flora. 'You will never
hear the last of it.'
'Oh, I don't know,' returned the young man; 'the governor is