|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy:
at this moment crept out from among the wheels of the waiting
'The carriage is light enough,' said one in a grim tone. 'Light
as vanity; full of nothing.'
'Nothing in size, but a good deal in signification,' said the
other, a man of brighter mind and manners.
Smith then perceived that to their train was attached that same
carriage of grand and dark aspect which had haunted them all the
way from London.
'You are going on, I suppose?' said Knight, turning to Stephen,
after idly looking at the same object.
A Pair of Blue Eyes
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Criminal Sociology by Enrico Ferri:
code in preventing many offences of a social and political type,
provided that a more real harmony has been established between a
country and its lawful representation, and that the latter is
freed from the occasions and the forms which lead to its abuse, by
removing technical questions from injurious political influences,
and giving the people a more direct authority over public affairs,
including the _referendum_.--Finally, that great mass of crimes,
isolated or epidemic, evolved by unsatisfied needs and the neglect
of separate divisions of a country, which differ in climate, race,
traditions, language, customs, and interests, would be largely
eliminated if we were to dispense with the vague folly of
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Time Machine by H. G. Wells:
several times, as I scanned the slope, I saw white figures.
Twice I fancied I saw a solitary white, ape-like creature running
rather quickly up the hill, and once near the ruins I saw a leash
of them carrying some dark body. They moved hastily. I did not
see what became of them. It seemed that they vanished among the
bushes. The dawn was still indistinct, you must understand. I
was feeling that chill, uncertain, early-morning feeling you may
have known. I doubted my eyes.
`As the eastern sky grew brighter, and the light of the day
came on and its vivid colouring returned upon the world once
more, I scanned the view keenly. But I saw no vestige of my
The Time Machine