|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Brother of Daphne by Dornford Yates:
Unworthy." He covered his face with his hands. "Where is the
Indian Club?" he added brokenly, "I don't mean the one in
Whitehall Court. The jagged one with nails in it. I would beat
my breast. Unworthy."
"Conundrum," said Jonah. "Where were the worthy worthies
"I know," said I. "They were worthy where they were."
"Where the blaze is," said Berry.
"The right answer," said Jonah, " is Eastbourne."
Daphne turned to Jill. "Is the trick-cycle ready, dear? We're
on next, you know."
The Brother of Daphne
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Tom Sawyer, Detective by Mark Twain:
sunk right down in our tracks--it was Jake Dunlap's
ghost! That was what we said to ourselves.
We couldn't stir for a minute or two; then it was gone
We talked about it in low voices. Tom says:
"They're mostly dim and smoky, or like they're made
out of fog, but this one wasn't."
"No," I says; "I seen the goggles and the whiskers
"Yes, and the very colors in them loud countrified Sunday
clothes--plaid breeches, green and black--"
"Cotton velvet westcot, fire-red and yaller squares--"
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Witch, et. al by Anton Chekhov:
frozen. There was the sound of the splash of water, and stars
reflected in the water danced under the horses' feet and round
But ten minutes later it became so dark that neither the stars
nor the moon could be seen. The mail cart had entered the forest.
Prickly pine branches were continually hitting the student on his
cap and a spider's web settled on his face. Wheels and hoofs
knocked against huge roots, and the mail cart swayed from side to
side as though it were drunk.
"Keep to the road," said the postman angrily. "Why do you run up
the edge? My face is scratched all over by the twigs! Keep more