|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from A Footnote to History by Robert Louis Stevenson:
the vermin with which she is infested. He was suddenly and sharply
brought to a stand. The ship of which he spoke, he was reminded,
was a German ship.
John Caesar Godeffroy himself had never visited the islands; his
sons and nephews came, indeed, but scarcely to reap laurels; and
the mainspring and headpiece of this great concern, until death
took him, was a certain remarkable man of the name of Theodor
Weber. He was of an artful and commanding character; in the
smallest thing or the greatest, without fear or scruple; equally
able to affect, equally ready to adopt, the most engaging
politeness or the most imperious airs of domination. It was he who
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Bureaucracy by Honore de Balzac:
the general-secretary an obituary notice of Monsieur de la
Billardiere), and I there read an article which will appear to-night
about you, which has given me the highest opinion of your character
and talents. If it is necessary to crush Rabourdin, I'm in a position
to give him the final blow; please to remember that."
"May I be shot if I understand a single word of it," said Saillard,
looking at Baudoyer, whose little eyes were expressive of stupid
bewilderment. "I must buy the newspaper to-night."
When the two reached home and entered the salon on the ground-floor,
they found a large fire lighted, and Madame Saillard, Elisabeth,
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Underground City by Jules Verne:
the beach. Two or three fishermen, their backs against a rock,
the better to resist the wind, were shouting at the top
of their voices.
Jack Ryan and his companions ran up to them. The
shouts were, however, not for the inhabitants of the farm, but to warn
men who, without being aware of it, were going to destruction.
A dark, confused mass appeared some way out at sea. It was a vessel whose
position could be seen by her lights, for she carried a white one on
her foremast, a green on the starboard side, and a red on the outside.
She was evidently running straight on the rocks.
"A ship in distress?" said Ryan.