|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Brother of Daphne by Dornford Yates:
But, no thank you, my lady would walk. Would pick up a cab
"May I have the pleasure of seeing you to a taxi?" said I,
"Thank you very much."
We bade the partner good-bye and turned in the direction of
"You're sure it's not taking you out of your way?" said my
companion with an innocent look.
"Out of my way," said I. "D'you think I live at Tooting?"
She broke into a little laugh. I went on:
The Brother of Daphne
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Professor by Charlotte Bronte:
outer man before I do that. A good clergyman is one of the best
"Indeed! Do you think so?" interrupted Hunsden, scoffingly.
"I do, and no mistake. But I have not the peculiar points which
go to make a good clergyman; and rather than adopt a profession
for which I have no vocation, I would endure extremities of
hardship from poverty."
"You're a mighty difficult customer to suit. You won't be a
tradesman or a parson; you can't be a lawyer, or a doctor, or a
gentleman, because you've no money. I'd recommend you to
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Heart of the West by O. Henry:
under the live oak tree plaiting and weaving in an extension to its
lash. When it was done he could snip a leaf from a bush twenty feet
away with the cracker. For the bright, predatory eyes of Santa Rosa
youth were watching the ripening berries, and Dry Valley was arming
himself against their expected raids. No greater care had he taken of
his tender lambs during his ranching days than he did of his cherished
fruit, warding it from the hungry wolves that whistled and howled and
shot their marbles and peered through the fence that surrounded his
In the house next to Dry Valley's lived a widow with a pack of
children that gave the husbandman frequent anxious misgivings. In the
Heart of the West