|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Criminal Sociology by Enrico Ferri:
those who have to earn a living for themselves and their families
in workrooms, shops, offices, &c. Moreover, this domiciliary
detention would be very difficult in the great towns, where it
would probably require a sentinel for every condemned person.
Bail for good behaviour is too unequal in the case of the poor and
the rich, and therefore too rarely applicable to be any more than
an exceptional and accessory measure, taken in conjunction with
the payment of damages; and this even when it is given by
Judicial warning, with or without security, which the new Italian
penal code has sought to revive, in spite of many years'
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu by Sax Rohmer:
She shocked me inexpressibly. Enveloped in her cloak again,
and with only her slight accent to betray her, it was dreadful
to hear such words from a girl who, save for her singular type
of beauty, might have been a cultured European.
"Prove, then, that you really wish to leave this man's service.
Tell me what killed Strozza and the Chinaman," I said.
She shrugged her shoulders.
"I do not know that. But if you will carry me off"--she clutched me
nervously--"so that I am helpless, lock me up so that I cannot escape,
beat me, if you like, I will tell you all I do know. While he is
my master I will never betray him. Tear me from him--by force,
The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Wrong Box by Stevenson & Osbourne:
biscuits; painful scenes took place over the weekly bills, and
the cook was frequently impeached, and the tradespeople came and
hectored with him in the back parlour upon a question of three
farthings. The superficial might have deemed him a miser; in his
own eyes he was simply a man who had been defrauded; the world
owed him seven thousand eight hundred pounds, and he intended
that the world should pay.
But it was in his dealings with Joseph that Morris's character
particularly shone. His uncle was a rather gambling stock in
which he had invested heavily; and he spared no pains in nursing
the security. The old man was seen monthly by a physician,