|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad:
face, except her dark blue eyes that moved so seldom out of their
fixed scrutiny of things invisible to other human beings.
"The goats were very good. We clambered amongst the stones
together. They beat me at that game. I used to catch my hair in
"Your rust-coloured hair," I whispered.
"Yes, it was always this colour. And I used to leave bits of my
frock on thorns here and there. It was pretty thin, I can tell
you. There wasn't much at that time between my skin and the blue
of the sky. My legs were as sunburnt as my face; but really I
didn't tan very much. I had plenty of freckles though. There were
The Arrow of Gold
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from In Darkest England and The Way Out by General William Booth:
which they could confront their persecutors, and from that time down to
the successful struggles of our people for the right of public meeting
at Whitchurch and elsewhere, the Christian religion and the liberties
of men have never failed to demand their quota of martyrs for the
When a man has been to prison in the best of causes he learns to look
at the question of prison discipline with a much more sympathetic eye
for those who are sent there, even for the worst offences, than judges
and legislators who only look at the prison from the outside.
"A fellow-feeling makes one wondrous kind," and it is an immense
advantage to us in dealing with the criminal classes that many of our
In Darkest England and The Way Out
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Tapestried Chamber by Walter Scott:
same tone of solemnity--"so miserably, that I would not run the
risk of such a second night, not only for all the lands
belonging to this castle, but for all the country which I see
from this elevated point of view."
"This is most extraordinary," said the young lord, as if speaking
to himself; "then there must be something in the reports
concerning that apartment." Again turning to the General, he
said, "For God's sake, my dear friend, be candid with me, and let
me know the disagreeable particulars which have befallen you
under a roof, where, with consent of the owner, you should have
met nothing save comfort."