|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The White Moll by Frank L. Packard:
heatedly. "And if the White Moll happens to know Gypsy Nan, as she
knows everybody else through her jellies and custards and fake
charity, and happens to be near here when she gets into trouble,
and beats it for here with the police on her heels, and asks for
help, what do you expect Gypsy Nan's going to do if she wants to
stand any chance of sticking around these parts - as Gypsy Nan?"
The man paused in his walk, and, jerking back his hat, drew his
hand nervously across his forehead.
"You make me tired!" said Rhoda Gray wearily. "Do you think you
could find the door without too much trouble?"
Danglar resumed his pacing back and forth, but more slowly now.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Figure in the Carpet by Henry James:
hurt, and the sense of his solicitude suddenly made all the
difference to me. My cheap review fluttered off into space, and
the best things I had said in it became flat enough beside the
brilliancy of his being there. I can see him there still, on my
rug, in the firelight and his spotted jacket, his fine clear face
all bright with the desire to be tender to my youth. I don't know
what he had at first meant to say, but I think the sight of my
relief touched him, excited him, brought up words to his lips from
far within. It was so these words presently conveyed to me
something that, as I afterwards knew, he had never uttered to any
one. I've always done justice to the generous impulse that made
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Mistress Wilding by Rafael Sabatini:
resolved to endanger himself no further for that night.
He dropped back into the ditch, and waded, ankle deep in slime, to the
other side. There he crawled out, and gaining the moor lay down awhile
to breathe his lungs. But not for long. The dawn was creeping pale
and ghostly across the solid earth, and a faint fresh breeze was
stirring and driving the mist in wispy shrouds before it. If he
lingered there he might yet be found by some party of Royalist soldiers,
and that would be to undo all that he had done. He rose, and struck
out across the peaty ground. None knew the moors better than did he,
and had he been with Grey's horse that night, it is possible things had
fared differently, for he had proved a surer guide than did Godfrey,