|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield:
privileges of their betters and wisers!"
The edges of the field frilled over into an immense pine forest--very
pleasant and cool it looked. Another signpost begged us to keep to the
broad path for Schlingen and deposit waste paper and fruit peelings in wire
receptacles attached to the benches for the purpose. We sat down on the
first bench, and Karl with great curiosity explored the wire receptacle.
"I love woods," said the Advanced Lady, smiling pitifully into the air.
"In a wood my hair already seems to stir and remember something of its
"But speaking literally," said Frau Kellermann, after an appreciative
pause, "there is really nothing better than the air of pine-trees for the
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Selected Writings of Guy De Maupassant by Guy De Maupassant:
ours do. And my eye cannot distinguish this newcomer who is
Why? Oh! Now I remember the words of the monk at Mont
Saint-Michel: "Can we see the hundred-thousandth part of what
exists? Listen; there is the wind which is the strongest force in
nature; it knocks men down, blows down buildings, uproots trees,
raises the sea into mountains of water, destroys cliffs, and
casts great ships on to the breakers; it kills, it whistles, it
sighs, it roars,--have you ever seen it, and can you see it? It
exists for all that, however!"
And I went on thinking: my eyes are so weak, so imperfect, that
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Mistress Wilding by Rafael Sabatini:
"I say not so," was the ready answer; "but .. ."
"I thought you'd not," said Mr. Wilding, interrupting. "And if any
does - why, I shall be glad to prove it upon him that he lies." He
laughed, and Trenchard, vexed though he was, was forced to laugh with
him. Then Nick set himself to urge the thing that last night had
plagued his mind: that this Richard might prove a danger to the Cause;
that in the Duke's interest, if not to safeguard his own person from
some vindictive betrayal, Wilding would be better advised in imposing
a reliable silence upon him.
"But why vindictive?" Mr. Wilding remonstrated. "Rather must he have