|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The White Moll by Frank L. Packard:
with that? Well, think again! Sooner or later, it will be all the
same whether you talk or not. We caught you to-night in a trap;
we'll catch her in another. Our hand doesn't show here. She'll
think that Nicky Viner was a little too much for you, that's all.
Come on, now - quick! Are you fool enough to misunderstand? The
'don't know' stuff won't get you by!"
"The misunderstanding seems to be on your side." There was a cold,
irritating deliberation in the Adventurer's voice. "I repeat that
I do not know where the young lady you refer to could be found; but
I did not make that statement with any idea that you would believe
it. To a cur, I suppose it is necessary to add that, even if I did
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson by Robert Louis Stevenson:
be filled with animosity; Lord, wait till you see the continuation
of THE WRECKER, when I introduce some New York publishers. . . It's
a good scene; the quantities you drink and the really hideous
language you are represented as employing may perhaps cause you one
tithe of the pain you have inflicted by your silence on, sir, The
R. L. S.
Lloyd is off home; my wife and I dwell sundered: she in lodgings,
preparing for the move; I here in the club, and at my old trade -
bedridden. Naturally, the visit home is given up; we only wait our
opportunity to get to Samoa, where, please, address me.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Historical Lecturers and Essays by Charles Kingsley:
anatomy as to all other sciences. Especially did the improvements
in painting and sculpture stir men up to a closer study of the human
frame. Leonardo da Vinci wrote a treatise on muscular anatomy. The
artist and the sculptor often worked together, and realised that
sketch of Michael Angelo's in which he himself is assisting
Fallopius, Vesalius's famous pupil, to dissect. Vesalius soon found
that his thirst for facts could not be slaked by the theories of the
Middle Age; so in 1530 he went off to Montpellier, where Francis I.
had just founded a medical school, and where the ancient laws of the
city allowed the faculty each year the body of a criminal. From
thence, after becoming the fellow-pupil and the friend of Rondelet,