|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Maitre Cornelius by Honore de Balzac:
thinking he had in some way offended his dangerous master.
"Devil or angel, I have him, the guilty man!" cried Louis XI.
abruptly. "If you are robbed again to-night, I shall know to-morrow
who did it. Make that old hag you call your sister come here," he
Cornelius almost hesitated to leave the king alone in the room with
his hoards; but the bitter smile on Louis's withered lips determined
him. Nevertheless he hurried back, followed by the old woman.
"Have you any flour?" demanded the king.
"Oh yes; we have laid in our stock for the winter," she answered.
"Well, go and fetch some," said the king.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from One Basket by Edna Ferber:
and pads were ultimately to stanch, the liquid in the fingers
that rolled and folded them was pure cerulean.
Tessie and her crowd had never thought of giving any such service
to their country. They spoke of the Grand Avenue workers as
"that stinkin' bunch." Yet each one of the girls was capable
of starting a blouse in an emergency on Saturday night and
finishing it in time for a Sunday picnic, buttonholes and all.
Their help might have been invaluable. It never was asked.
Without warning, Chuck came home on three days' furlough. It
meant that he was bound for France right enough this time. But
Tessie didn't care.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Albert Savarus by Honore de Balzac:
Rouxey, that she had treated herself to a riding habit and rode about;
her father, whom she made very happy, who no longer complained of his
health, and who was growing fat, accompanied her in her expeditions.
As the Baroness' name-day grew near--her name was Louise--the Vicar-
General came one day to les Rouxey, deputed, no doubt, by Madame de
Watteville and Monsieur de Soulas, to negotiate a peace between mother
"That little Rosalie has a head on her shoulders," said the folk of
After handsomely paying up the ninety thousand francs spent on les
Rouxey, the Baroness allowed her husband a thousand francs a month to