|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy:
to the various details of the decoration of his house and garden.
It was evident that, having devoted a great deal of trouble to
improve and beautify his home, Vronsky felt a need to show off
the improvements to a new person, and was genuinely delighted at
Darya Alexandrovna's praise.
"If you would care to look at the hospital, and are not tired,
indeed, it's not far. Shall we go?" he said, glancing into her
face to convince himself that she was not bored. "are you coming,
Anna?" he turned to her.
"We will come, won't we?" she said, addressing Sviazhsky. "Mais
il ne faut pas lapser le pauvre Veslovsky et Tushkevitch se
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Tattine by Ruth Ogden [Mrs. Charles W. Ide]:
before the storm," gasped Patrick, "but we came back by the ford ourselves and
not a sign have we seen of them, till Barney ran out of the woods ahead of us
five minutes ago."
And then a dreadful thought flashed through her mind. Could it be possible
they had been drowned in the ford? But that moment her eyes saw something that
made her heart leap for joy, something that looked drowned enough, but wasn't.
Rudolph was running up the hill as fast as his soaking clothing would let him,
and, reaching the door breathless enough, he sank down on the floor of the
"Oh, Mrs. Gerald," he said, as soon as he could catch his breath, "Mabel
and Tattine are all right; they're safe in the log play-house at the
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne:
of the governor to be burned along with her husband's body;
but, as you may imagine, he refused. The woman left the town,
took refuge with an independent rajah, and there carried out
her self-devoted purpose."
While Sir Francis was speaking, the guide shook his head several times,
and now said: "The sacrifice which will take place to-morrow at dawn
is not a voluntary one."
"How do you know?"
"Everybody knows about this affair in Bundelcund."
"But the wretched creature did not seem to be making any resistance,"
observed Sir Francis.
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