|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Moon-Face and Other Stories by Jack London:
held. Could he not cuddle a sense-delight for the problem's sake?
He was elusive. A man who intermingled nameless argot with polysyllabic and
technical terms, he would seem sometimes the veriest criminal, in speech,
face, expression, everything; at other times the cultured and polished
gentleman, and again, the philosopher and scientist. But there was something
glimmering; there which I never caught--flashes of sincerity, of real feeling,
I imagined, which were sped ere I could grasp; echoes of the man he once was,
possibly, or hints of the man behind the mask. But the mask he never lifted,
and the real man we never knew.
"But the sixty days with which you were rewarded for your journalism?" I
asked. "Never mind Loria. Tell me."
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from A Daughter of Eve by Honore de Balzac:
amanuensis the following note to Florine.
"If Mademoiselle Florine wishes to know of a part she may play she
is requested to come to the masked opera at the Opera next Sunday
night, accompanied by Monsieur Nathan."
To this ball he determined to take his wife and let her own eyes
enlighten her as to the relations between Nathan and Florine. He knew
the jealous pride of the countess; he wanted to make her renounce her
love of her own will, without causing her to blush before him, and
then to return to her her own letters, sold by Florine, from whom he
expected to be able to buy them. This judicious plan, rapidly
conceived and partly executed, might fail through some trick of chance
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from A Footnote to History by Robert Louis Stevenson:
starboard, and she began to fill and settle. Many lives of brave
men were sacrificed in the attempt to get a line ashore; the
captain, exhausted by his exertions, was swept from deck by a sea;
and the rail being soon awash, the survivors took refuge in the
Out of thirteen that had lain there the day before, there were now
but two ships afloat in Apia harbour, and one of these was doomed
to be the bane of the other. About 3 P.M. the TRENTON parted one
cable, and shortly after a second. It was sought to keep her head
to wind with storm-sails and by the ingenious expedient of filling
the rigging with seamen; but in the fury of the gale, and in that