|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas:
would have been satisfied with them, but D'Artagnan was
brave enough to ask himself sincerely and conscientiously if
he were brave. Therefore to this: --
"But it appears to me that I drew promptly enough and cut
and thrust pretty freely on the Place de Greve to be
satisfied of my bravery," D'Artagnan had himself replied.
"Gently, captain, that is not an answer. I was brave that
day, because they were burning my house, and there are a
hundred, and even a thousand, to speak against one, that if
those gentlemen of the riots had not formed that unlucky
idea, their plan of attack would have succeeded, or, at
Ten Years Later
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte:
myself; but that idea gave me confidence to ask, and power to hope
I did not ask in vain. As for the primroses, I kept two of them in
a glass in my room until they were completely withered, and the
housemaid threw them out; and the petals of the other I pressed
between the leaves of my Bible - I have them still, and mean to
keep them always.
CHAPTER XIV - THE RECTOR
THE following day was as fine as the preceding one. Soon after
breakfast Miss Matilda, having galloped and blundered through a few
unprofitable lessons, and vengeably thumped the piano for an hour,
in a terrible humour with both me and it, because her mamma would
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Wrong Box by Stevenson & Osbourne:
solemn hour I can lay my hand upon my heart without a blush.
Except on the really trifling point of the smuggling of the
Hercules (and even of that I now humbly repent), my life has been
entirely fit for publication. I never feared the light,' cried
the little man; 'and now--now--!'
'Cheer up, old boy,' said Michael. 'I assure you we should count
this little contretemps a trifle at the office; it's the sort of
thing that may occur to any one; and if you're perfectly sure you
had no hand in it--'
'What language am I to find--' began Pitman.
'O, I'll do that part of it,' interrupted Michael, 'you have no