|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Brother of Daphne by Dornford Yates:
and looked up. I was wondering whether I dared accelerate and
dash by like a madman. I dare say the girl was thinking the
same. But her uncle settled it.
"Hullo," he said. "Fellow-motorists in trouble? English,
apparently, too. Wonder if we- " And the worthy aunt put the lid
"Why," she said, " if it isn't those nice children we met at the
Europe at Salzburg, Dick."
There was nothing to be done now. I just slowed down. Very
slowly we drew abreast, and all the time, till we stopped, I
leaned forward and gazed at the four in turn- open-mouthed they
The Brother of Daphne
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Modeste Mignon by Honore de Balzac:
Modeste put the letter for her father into the pocket of her apron,
supposing it to be that for Canalis, and came downstairs with the
letter for her lover in her hand, to see Dumay before he started for
"What has happened to my Black Dwarf? why are you talking so loud!"
she said, appearing at the door.
"Mademoiselle, Butscha has gone to Paris, and you, no doubt, know why,
--to carry on that affair of the little architect with the sulphur
waistcoat, who, unluckily for the hunchback's lies, has never been
Modeste was struck dumb; feeling sure that the dwarf had departed on a
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde:
ivory do not destroy. Robert, men can love what is beneath them -
things unworthy, stained, dishonoured. We women worship when we
love; and when we lose our worship, we lose everything. Oh! don't
kill my love for you, don't kill that!
SIR ROBERT CHILTERN. Gertrude!
LADY CHILTERN. I know that there are men with horrible secrets in
their lives - men who have done some shameful thing, and who in some
critical moment have to pay for it, by doing some other act of shame
- oh! don't tell me you are such as they are! Robert, is there in
your life any secret dishonour or disgrace? Tell me, tell me at
once, that -