|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield:
'marked' if you immediately retired to the house at their approach, after
sitting here alone with me in the twilight. You know this world. Yes, you
know it as I do."
I shrugged my shoulders, remarking with one eye that while the Professor
had been talking the Godowskas had trailed across the lawn towards us.
They confronted the Herr Professor as he stood up.
"Good-evening," quavered Frau Godowska. "Wonderful weather! It has given
me quite a touch of hay fever!" Fraulein Godowska said nothing. She
swooped over a rose growing in the embryo orchard then stretched out her
hand with a magnificent gesture to the Herr Professor. He presented me.
"This is my little English friend of whom I have spoken. She is the
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Tales of the Klondyke by Jack London:
Then I broke loose. I told them all about themselves, and their
people before them; their fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers--
everybody, everything. Each mean trick they'd played; every
scrape they'd got into; every shame that'd fallen them. And I
burned them without fear or favor. All hands crowded round.
Never had they heard a white man sling their lingo as I did.
Everybody was laughing save the Mission girls. Even Chief George
forgot the paddle, or at least he was swallowing too much respect
to dare to use it.
"But the girls. 'Oh, don't, Tommy,' they cried, the tears running
down their cheeks. 'Please don't. We'll be good. Sure, Tommy,
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson:
and of frail health; and she even excelled her gentle and
ineffectual family in all amiable qualities. So that each of the
two races from which Fleeming sprang, had an outpost by his very
cradle; the one he instinctively loved, the other hated; and the
life-long war in his members had begun thus early by a victory for
what was best.
We can trace the family from one country place to another in the
south of Scotland; where the child learned his taste for sport by
riding home the pony from the moors. Before he was nine he could
write such a passage as this about a Hallowe'en observance: 'I
pulled a middling-sized cabbage-runt with a pretty sum of gold