|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy:
could they fail to see how they were ruining themselves, lowering
their prestige by this appointment?
"Something else in the same line," he said to himself bitterly,
opening the second telegram. The telegram was from his wife. Her
name, written in blue pencil, "Anna," was the first thing that
caught his eye. "I am dying; I beg, I implore you to come. I
shall die easier with your forgiveness," he read. He smiled
contemptuously, and flung down the telegram. That this was a
trick and a fraud, of that, he thought for the first minute,
there could be no doubt.
"There is no deceit she would stick at. She was near her
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft:
was a secret which even torture could not extract. Mankind was
not absolutely alone among the conscious things of earth, for
shapes came out of the dark to visit the faithful few. But these
were not the Great Old Ones. No man had ever seen the Old Ones.
The carven idol was great Cthulhu, but none might say whether
or not the others were precisely like him. No one could read the
old writing now, but things were told by word of mouth. The chanted
ritual was not the secret - that was never spoken aloud, only
whispered. The chant meant only this: "In his house at R'lyeh
dead Cthulhu waits dreaming."
Only two of the prisoners were
Call of Cthulhu
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Master of the World by Jules Verne:
such speed, and of such intricacy, as to be at once automobile, boat
"I think not, Mr. Strock; but I only saw the same two. Several times
they came to the edge of the little wood where I was hidden, and
gathered sticks for a fire which they made upon the beach. The region
is so uninhabited and the creek so hidden from the lake that they ran
little danger of discovery. They seemed to know this."
"You would recognize them both again?"
"Perfectly. One was of middle size, vigorous, and quick of movement,
heavily bearded. The other was smaller, but stocky and strong.
Yesterday, as before, I left the wood about five o'clock and hurried