|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Pupil by Henry James:
"One would think you were MY tutor!" said Pemberton.
Morgan walked on and after a little had begun again: "Well, now
that you know I know and that we look at the facts and keep nothing
back - it's much more comfortable, isn't it?"
"My dear boy, it's so amusing, so interesting, that it will surely
be quite impossible for me to forego such hours as these."
This made Morgan stop once more. "You DO keep something back. Oh
you're not straight - I am!"
"How am I not straight?"
"Oh you've got your idea!"
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Phantasmagoria and Other Poems by Lewis Carroll:
They must have found it cold.
"I've often spent ten pounds on stuff,
In dressing as a Double;
But, though it answers as a puff,
It never has effect enough
To make it worth the trouble.
"Long bills soon quenched the little thirst
I had for being funny.
The setting-up is always worst:
Such heaps of things you want at first,
One must be made of money!
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson and Fanny Van De Grift Stevenson:
a rupture. Zero hailed him with the warmth of an old friend.
'Come in,' he cried, 'dear Mr. Somerset! Come in, sit down,
and, without ceremony, join me at my morning meal.'
'Sir,' said Somerset, 'you must permit me first to disengage
my honour. Last night, I was surprised into a certain
appearance of complicity; but once for all, let me inform you
that I regard you and your machinations with unmingled horror
and disgust, and I will leave no stone unturned to crush your
'My dear fellow,' replied Zero, with an air of some
complacency, 'I am well accustomed to these human weaknesses.