|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie:
trains. His wife followed him, murmuring something about
persuading Mrs. Inglethorp to think better of it.
As she left the room, Miss Howard's face changed. She leant
towards me eagerly.
"Mr. Hastings, you're honest. I can trust you?"
I was a little startled. She laid her hand on my arm, and sank
her voice to a whisper.
"Look after her, Mr. Hastings. My poor Emily. They're a lot of
sharks--all of them. Oh, I know what I'm talking about. There
isn't one of them that's not hard up and trying to get money out
of her. I've protected her as much as I could. Now I'm out of
The Mysterious Affair at Styles
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield:
everybody roared at his grimaces, and at the way he carried the coffee-pot
to the bridal pair, as if it were a baby he was holding.
She lifted the lid, peeped in, then shut it down with a little scream and
sat biting her lips. The bridegroom wrenched the pot away from her and
drew forth a baby's bottle and two little cradles holding china dolls. As
he dandled these treasures before Theresa the hot room seemed to heave and
sway with laughter.
Frau Brechenmacher did not think it funny. She stared round at the
laughing faces, and suddenly they all seemed strange to her. She wanted to
go home and never come out again. She imagined that all these people were
laughing at her, more people than there were in the room even--all laughing
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Koran:
was not wearied with creating them, is able to quicken the dead?- nay,
verily, He is mighty over all!
And the day when those who misbelieve shall be exposed to the
fire,-'Is not this the truth?' they shall say, 'Yea, by our Lord!'
He shall say, 'Then taste the torment for that ye did misbelieve!'
Then do thou be patient, as the apostles endowed with a purpose were
patient, and hasten not on (their punishment). It shall be to them, on
the day they see what they are threatened with, as though they had
tarried but an hour of the day. A preaching this! Shall any perish but
the people who work abomination?
THE CHAPTER OF MOHAMMED, ALSO CALLED FIGHT