|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Bronte Sisters:
every time I inquired about her she was still at Staningley.
'Where is Staningley?' I asked at last.
'In -shire,' was the brief reply; and there was something so cold
and dry in the manner of it, that I was effectually deterred from
requesting a more definite account.
'When will she return to Grassdale?' was my next question.
'I don't know.'
'Confound it!' I muttered.
'Why, Markham?' asked my companion, with an air of innocent
surprise. But I did not deign to answer him, save by a look of
silent, sullen contempt, at which he turned away, and contemplated
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Silverado Squatters by Robert Louis Stevenson:
putting forth their twisted horns of blossom: through all
this, we struggled toughly upwards, canted to and fro by the
roughness of the trail, and continually switched across the
face by sprays of leaf or blossom. The last is no great
inconvenience at home; but here in California it is a matter
of some moment. For in all woods and by every wayside there
prospers an abominable shrub or weed, called poison-oak,
whose very neighbourhood is venomous to some, and whose
actual touch is avoided by the most impervious.
The two houses, with their vineyards, stood each in a green
niche of its own in this steep and narrow forest dell.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Within the Tides by Joseph Conrad:
breaking-in every moment. But the fact was that one of them
(perhaps Fector, who had stolen papers out of desks in his time)
knew how to pick a lock, and apparently was provided with the
tools. Thus while Davidson expected every moment to hear them
begin down there, they had the bar off already and two cases
actually up in the cabin out of the lazarette.
"In the diffused faint glow of the skylight the Frenchman moved no
more than a statue. Davidson could have shot him with the greatest
ease - but he was not homicidally inclined. Moreover, he wanted to
make sure before opening fire that the others had gone to work.
Not hearing the sounds he expected to hear, he felt uncertain
Within the Tides