|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Salammbo by Gustave Flaubert:
prevent them from taking any.
At the master's entrance the wooden bars creaked still more loudly.
The grain grated as it was being crushed. Several fell upon their
knees; the others, continuing their work, stepped across them.
He asked for Giddenem, the governor of the slaved, and that personage
appeared, his rank being displayed in the richness of his dress. His
tunic, which was slit up the sides, was of fine purple; his ears were
weighted with heavy rings; and the strips of cloth enfolding his legs
were joined together with a lacing of gold which extended from his
ankles to his hips, like a serpent winding about a tree. In his
fingers, which were laden with rings, he held a necklace of jet beads,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from War and the Future by H. G. Wells:
weak way--stop the conflict. ("Au-dessus de la
Melee"--as the man said when they asked him where he
was when the bull gored his sister.) The efforts to stop the
conflict at any price, even at the price of entire submission to
the German Will, grew more urgent as the necessity that everyone
should help against the German Thing grew more manifest.
Of all the strange freaks of distressed thinking that this war
has produced, the freaks of the Genteel Whig have been among the
most remarkable. With an air of profound wisdom he returns
perpetually to his proposition that there are faults on both
sides. To say that is his conception of impartiality. I suppose
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Hermione's Little Group of Serious Thinkers by Don Marquis:
the door. Fothergil, however, stuck it out. In the
frenzy of embarrassment he must have lost his
head completely. For as I left I heard him be-
"Did you read the story in the papers today of
the man who killed his wife? Crimes of passion are
becoming more and more frequent. . . ."
PRISON REFORM AND POISE
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