|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from A Hero of Our Time by M.Y. Lermontov:
had ordered her to go to bed at eleven.
HALF an hour before the ball, Grushnitski
presented himself to me in the full splendour
of the uniform of the Line infantry. Attached
to his third button was a little bronze chain, on
which hung a double lorgnette. Epaulettes of
incredible size were bent backwards and upwards
in the shape of a cupid's wings; his boots
creaked; in his left hand he held cinnamon-
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Confidence by Henry James:
house and he never spoke to me. Now I know why, Mr. Bernard;
but you might have told me at the time. The reason was
certainly good enough. I always want to know why, you know.
Why Gordon never told me, for instance; that 's what I want to
Blanche refused to sit down again; she declared that she was
so agitated by this charming news that she could not be quiet,
and that she must presently take her departure. Meanwhile she
congratulated each of her friends half a dozen times; she kissed
Mrs. Vivian again, she almost kissed Bernard; she inquired
about details; she longed to hear all about Angela's "things."
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson:
to pardon others? Hatch - he is dead, poor shrew! I would have
spared a better; and for Sir Daniel, here lies his body. But for
the priest, if I might anywise prevail, I would have you let him
A flash came into the eyes of Ellis Duckworth.
"Nay," he said, "the devil is still strong within me. But be at
rest; the Black Arrow flieth nevermore - the fellowship is broken.
They that still live shall come to their quiet and ripe end, in
Heaven's good time, for me; and for yourself, go where your better
fortune calls you, and think no more of Ellis."
CHAPTER VIII - CONCLUSION