|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The White Moll by Frank L. Packard:
got the money - and I'm going. In fact, I'm in a hurry, so don't
worry! You got the dope, like everybody else, for to-night, didn't
you? It was sent out two hours ago."
The dope! It puzzled her for the fraction of a second - and then
she remembered the paper she had thrust into the bodice of her
dress. She had not read it. She lunged a little in the dark.
"Yes," she said curtly.
"All right!" he said-and moved toward the door. "That explains why
I'm in a hurry - and why I can't stop to oil that grouch out of you.
But I'll keep my promise to you, too, old girl. I'll make up the
last few days to you. Have a heart, eh, Bertha! 'Night!"
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Selected Writings of Guy De Maupassant by Guy De Maupassant:
with horror. He wanted to run away, but did not dare go out; he
did not dare, and would never dare in the future, for that
phantom would remain there day and night, round the inn, as long
as the old man's body was not recovered and deposited in the
consecrated earth of a churchyard.
Daylight came, and Kunsi recovered some of his courage with the
return of the bright sun. He prepared his meal, gave his dog some
food, and then remained motionless on a chair, tortured at heart
as he thought of the old man lying on the snow. Then, as soon as
night once more covered the mountains, new terrors assailed him.
He now walked up and down the dark kitchen, which was scarcely
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Kwaidan by Lafcadio Hearn:
on learning the story of the trouble, actually presented Umegae with three
hundred ryo (3) in gold. Afterwards a song was made about Umegae's basin
of bronze; and that song is sung by dancing girls even to this day:--
Umegae no chozubachi tataite
O-kane ga deru naraba
Mina San mi-uke wo
["If, by striking upon the wash-basin of Umegae, I could make honorable
money come to me, then would I negotiate for the freedom of all my
After this happening, the fame of the Mugen-Kane became great; and many