|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Maitre Cornelius by Honore de Balzac:
"A friend, sent by Oosterlinck, of Brussels."
"What do you want?"
"Have you brought credentials?"
"Here they are."
"Pass them through the box."
"Where is it?"
"To your left."
Philippe Goulenoire put the letter through the slit of an iron box
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Nana, Miller's Daughter, Captain Burle, Death of Olivier Becaille by Emile Zola:
became white. It was Nana's very mole, down to the color of the
hair. He could not refrain from whispering something about it in
Vandeuvres's ear. Gad, it was true; the other had never noticed it
before. And both men continued this comparison of Nana and the
countess. They discovered a vague resemblance about the chin and
the mouth, but the eyes were not at all alike. Then, too, Nana had
a good-natured expression, while with the countess it was hard to
decide--she might have been a cat, sleeping with claws withdrawn and
paws stirred by a scarce-perceptible nervous quiver.
"All the same, one could have her," declared Fauchery.
Vandeuvres stripped her at a glance.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Scarecrow of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
powers, did not quite give way to despair.
The great hole in the dark water -- now growing
nearer and nearer -- looked very terrifying; but they
were both brave enough to face it and await the result
of the adventure.
The Cavern Under the Sea
The circles were so much smaller at the bottom of the
basin, and the boat moved so much more swiftly, that
Trot was beginning to get dizzy with the motion, when
suddenly the boat made a leap and dived headlong into
The Scarecrow of Oz