|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Collection of Antiquities by Honore de Balzac:
though he lived without the slightest ostentation, he also lived like
a noble. The governor found by his Lordship the Bishop for the hope of
the house, the young Comte Victurnien d'Esgrignon, was an elderly
Oratorian who must be paid a certain salary, although he lived with
the family. The wages of a cook, a waiting-woman for Mlle. Armande, an
old valet for M. le Marquis, and a couple of other servants, together
with the daily expenses of the household, and the cost of an education
for which nothing was spared, absorbed the whole family income, in
spite of Mlle. Armande's economies, in spite of Chesnel's careful
management, and the servants' affection. As yet, Chesnel had not been
able to set about repairs at the ruined castle; he was waiting till
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Puck of Pook's Hill by Rudyard Kipling:
'What happened to old Allo? Did the Winged Hats ever
come back? And what did Amal do?'
'And what happened to the fat old General with the
five cooks?' said Una. 'And what did your Mother say
when you came home? ...'
'She'd say you're settin' too long over this old pit, so
late as 'tis already,'said old Hobden's voice behind them.
He stood still, for not twenty paces away a magnificent
dog-fox sat on his haunches and looked at the children as
though he were an old friend of theirs.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay:
About half an hour after all the other life forms had vanished,
another plant-animal was precipitated out of space, in front of their
eyes. It was as tall as Maskull himself, and had a brilliant and
vigorous appearance, as befitted a creature just out of Nature's
mint. It started to walk about; but hardly had it done so when it
burst silently asunder. Nothing remained of it - the whole body
disappeared instantaneously into the same invisible mist from which
it had sprung.
"That bears out what you said," commented Maskull, turning rather