|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from An Historical Mystery by Honore de Balzac:
He appeared then for what he really was,--a man as simple and as wily
as a child; a being whose whole existence had but one thought, one
aim. He was suddenly explained to the minds of all present, more
especially by his tears, which produced a great effect upon the jury.
His able defender seized that moment of strong interest to enter upon
a discussion of the charges:--
"Where is the body of the person abducted? Where is the senator?" he
asked. "You accuse us of walling him up with stones and plaster. If
so, we alone know where he is; you have kept us twenty-three days in
prison, and the senator must be dead by this time for want of food. We
are therefore murderers, but you have not accused us of murder. On the
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen:
"He cannot bear writing, you know," she continued--
"he says it is quite shocking."
"No," said he, "I never said any thing so irrational.
Don't palm all your abuses of languages upon me."
"There now; you see how droll he is. This is always
the way with him! Sometimes he won't speak to me for half
a day together, and then he comes out with something
so droll--all about any thing in the world."
She surprised Elinor very much as they returned
into the drawing-room, by asking her whether she did
not like Mr. Palmer excessively.
Sense and Sensibility
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from King Henry VI by William Shakespeare:
[Enter OXFORD, with Forces.]
O cheerful colours! see where Oxford comes.
Oxford, Oxford, for Lancaster!
[He and his forces enter the city.]
The gates are open; let us enter too.
So other foes may set upon our backs.
Stand we in good array, for they no doubt