|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo:
Some time afterwards, M. Madeleine was appointed mayor. The first
time that Javert beheld M. Madeleine clothed in the scarf which gave
him authority over the town, he felt the sort of shudder which a
watch-dog might experience on smelling a wolf in his master's clothes.
From that time forth he avoided him as much as he possibly could.
When the requirements of the service imperatively demanded it,
and he could not do otherwise than meet the mayor, he addressed him
with profound respect.
This prosperity created at M. sur M. by Father Madeleine had,
besides the visible signs which we have mentioned, another symptom
which was none the less significant for not being visible.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo:
and still more alarming to think that it was perhaps alive.
He had the courage to plaster his face to the glass, and to watch whether
the thing would move. In spite of his remaining thus what seemed
to him a very long time, the outstretched form made no movement.
All at once he felt himself overpowered by an inexpressible terror,
and he fled. He began to run towards the shed, not daring to
look behind him. It seemed to him, that if he turned his head,
he should see that form following him with great strides and waving
He reached the ruin all out of breath. His knees were giving way
beneath him; the perspiration was pouring from him.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie:
sitting-room and knocked at the door. As she had expected, the
room was empty. She left the note on the table.
A small page-boy was waiting outside her own door when she
returned to it.
"Telegram for you, miss."
Tuppence took it from the salver, and tore it open carelessly.
Then she gave a cry. The telegram was from Tommy!
FURTHER ADVENTURES OF TOMMY
FROM a darkness punctuated with throbbing stabs of fire, Tommy
dragged his senses slowly back to life. When he at last opened