|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Village Rector by Honore de Balzac:
away. The rector, whose heart was tender, recalled them by a sign.
"You shall be completely happy," she then said, giving to Farrabesche
a paper which she was holding in her hand. "Here is the ordinance
which gives you back your rights of citizenship and exempts you from
Farrabesche respectfully kissed the hand held toward him and looked at
Veronique with an eye both tender and submissive, calm and devoted,
the expression of a devotion which nothing could ever change, the look
of a dog to his master.
"If Jacques has suffered, madame," said Catherine, her fine eyes
lighting with pleasure, "I hope I can give him enough happiness to
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Lesson of the Master by Henry James:
"subject." There was another in the wall that faced it, and,
thanks to the mild summer night, a fire in neither; but a nucleus
for aggregation was furnished on one side by a table in the
chimney-corner laden with bottles, decanters and tall tumblers.
Paul Overt was a faithless smoker; he would puff a cigarette for
reasons with which tobacco had nothing to do. This was
particularly the case on the occasion of which I speak; his motive
was the vision of a little direct talk with Henry St. George. The
"tremendous" communion of which the great man had held out hopes to
him earlier in the day had not yet come off, and this saddened him
considerably, for the party was to go its several ways immediately
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from An Old Maid by Honore de Balzac:
intimate friends the day before her departure, although she was
certain to see them again within three weeks. It was always a piece of
news which echoed through Alencon when Mademoiselle Cormon departed.
All her visitors, especially those who had missed a visit, came to bid
her good-bye; the salon was thronged, and every one said farewell as
though she were starting for Calcutta. The next day the shopkeepers
would stand at their doors to see the old carriole pass, and they
seemed to be telling one another some news by repeating from shop to
"So Mademoiselle Cormon is going to Prebaudet!"
Some said: "HER bread is baked."