|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Rescue by Joseph Conrad:
Every sway of flares tossed slightly to and fro the massy shadows
of the main deck, where here and there the figure of a man could
be seen standing very still with a dusky face and glittering
Carter stole his hand warily into his breast pocket:
"Well, Captain," he said. He was not going to be bullied, let the
owner's wife trust whom she liked.
"Have you got anything in writing for me there?" asked Lingard,
advancing a pace, exultingly.
Carter, alert, stepped back to keep his distance. Shaw stared
from the side; his rubicund cheeks quivered, his round eyes
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Eve and David by Honore de Balzac:
Lucien accepted that d'Arthez had written the preface. Ninety-nine
writers out of a hundred would have done the same.
"Well, nobody here seemed to have heard of you!" Petit-Claud
continued, with apparent indignation. "When I saw the general
indifference, I made up my mind to change all that. I wrote that
article in the paper----"
"What? did you write it?" exclaimed Lucien.
"I myself. Angouleme and L'Houmeau were stirred to rivalry; I arranged
for a meeting of your old schoolfellows, and got up yesterday's
serenade; and when once the enthusiasm began to grow, we started a
committee for the dinner. 'If David is in hiding,' said I to myself,
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad:
Again Mills interfered quietly. "In the same sense in which you
are a military man." (Homme de guerre.)
It was then that I heard Captain Blunt produce one of his striking
declarations. He had two of them, and this was the first.
"I live by my sword."
It was said in an extraordinary dandified manner which in
conjunction with the matter made me forget my tongue in my head. I
could only stare at him. He added more naturally: "2nd Reg.
Castille, Cavalry." Then with marked stress in Spanish, "En las
Mills was heard, unmoved, like Jove in his cloud: "He's on leave
The Arrow of Gold