|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad:
the living grave ready for him supportable. He had
been starved of love too long. He imagined her tender-
The Serang had been peering forward, and now and
then glancing at the chair. He fidgeted restlessly, and
suddenly burst out close to Captain Whalley--
"Tuan, do you see anything of the land?"
The alarmed voice brought Captain Whalley to his feet
at once. He! See! And at the question, the curse of
his blindness seemed to fall on him with a hundredfold
End of the Tether
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy:
"That excuse has been made a little too often in this school to be effectual
in saving our souls," said the head girl of the year, drily.
The fact was that, only twelve months before, there had occurred
a lamentable seduction of one of the pupils who had made
the same statement in order to gain meetings with her lover.
The affair had created a scandal, and the management had
consequently been rough on cousins ever since.
At nine o'clock the names were called, Sue's being pronounced three times
sonorously by Miss Traceley without eliciting an answer.
At a quarter past nine the seventy stood up to sing the "Evening Hymn,"
and then knelt down to prayers. After prayers they went in to supper,
Jude the Obscure
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Frankenstein by Mary Shelley:
but when I contemplated the virtues of the cottagers, their amiable
and benevolent dispositions, I persuaded myself that when they
should become acquainted with my admiration of their virtues
they would compassionate me and overlook my personal deformity.
Could they turn from their door one, however monstrous,
who solicited their compassion and friendship? I resolved,
at least, not to despair, but in every way to fit myself for an
interview with them which would decide my fate. I postponed this
attempt for some months longer, for the importance attached to its
success inspired me with a dread lest I should fail. Besides, I
found that my understanding improved so much with every day's