|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery:
pronounced; that the big eyes were full of spirit and
vivacity; that the mouth was sweet-lipped and expressive;
that the forehead was broad and full; in short, our
discerning extraordinary observer might have concluded that
no commonplace soul inhabited the body of this stray woman-
child of whom shy Matthew Cuthbert was so ludicrously afraid.
Matthew, however, was spared the ordeal of speaking first,
for as soon as she concluded that he was coming to her she
stood up, grasping with one thin brown hand the handle of a
shabby, old-fashioned carpet-bag; the other she held out to him.
"I suppose you are Mr. Matthew Cuthbert of Green Gables?"
Anne of Green Gables
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Koran:
Then they came to themselves and said, 'Verily, ye are the
wrong-doers.' Then they turned upside down again: 'Thou knewest that
these cannot speak.'
Said he, 'Will ye then serve, beside God, what cannot profit you
at all, nor harm you? fie upon you, and what ye serve beside God! have
ye then no sense?'
Said they, 'Burn him, and help your gods, if ye are going to do so!'
We said, 'O fire! be thou cool and a safety for Abraham!'
They desired to plot against him, but we made them the losers.
And we brought him and Lot safely to the land which we have
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad:
humorously. "But I think you will do. You . . . "
"Tell me," I interrupted, "what is really Captain Blunt's position
And I nodded at the alley of the Prado opening before us between
the rows of the perfectly leafless trees.
"Thoroughly false, I should think. It doesn't accord either with
his illusions or his pretensions, or even with the real position he
has in the world. And so what between his mother and the General
Headquarters and the state of his own feelings he. . . "
"He is in love with her," I interrupted again.
"That wouldn't make it any easier. I'm not at all sure of that.
The Arrow of Gold