|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Dracula by Bram Stoker:
the moment we may not say. We shall all be armed, in all ways.
And when the time for the end has come, our effort shall not be lack.
Now let us today put all our affairs in order. Let all things
which touch on others dear to us, and who on us depend, be complete.
For none of us can tell what, or when, or how, the end may be.
As for me, my own affairs are regulate, and as I have nothing
else to do, I shall go make arrangements for the travel.
I shall have all tickets and so forth for our journey."
There was nothing further to be said, and we parted.
I shall now settle up all my affairs of earth, and be ready
for whatever may come.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Baby Mine by Margaret Mayo:
by a succession of contradictory exclamations.
"No!" cried Alfred incredulously as he gazed in ecstasy at the
telegram. "Yes!" he shouted, excitedly, as he rose from his
chair. "Where's a time table?" he asked the astonished boy, and
he began rummaging rapidly through the drawers of his desk.
"Any answer?" inquired the messenger.
"Take this," said Alfred. And he thrust a bill into the small
"Yes, sir," answered the boy and disappeared quickly, lest this
madman might reconsider his generosity.
Alfred threw down the time table in despair. "No train for
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Melmoth Reconciled by Honore de Balzac:
"What are we to do this evening? Leon seems determined to come," Mme.
de la Garde was saying, as she read a passionate epistle indited upon
a faint gray notepaper.
"Here is the master!" said Jenny.
Castanier came in. Aquilina, nowise disconcerted, crumpled up the
letter, took it with the tongs, and held it in the flames.
"So that is what you do with your love-letters, is it?" asked
"Oh goodness, yes," said Aquilina; "is it not the best way of keeping
them safe? Besides, fire should go to fire, as water makes for the