|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Europeans by Henry James:
that this was probably a "European" expression for a broker
or a grain exporter.
"I should like to do your head, sir," said Felix to his uncle one evening,
before them all--Mr. Brand and Robert Acton being also present.
"I think I should make a very fine thing of it. It 's an interesting head;
it 's very mediaeval."
Mr. Wentworth looked grave; he felt awkwardly, as if all the company had come
in and found him standing before the looking-glass. "The Lord made it,"
he said. "I don't think it is for man to make it over again."
"Certainly the Lord made it," replied Felix, laughing, "and he
made it very well. But life has been touching up the work.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Mistress Wilding by Rafael Sabatini:
and I will tell you why I came."
"I am to sup at Mr. Newlington's in His Majesty's company.
"King Monmouth's," he explained impatiently. "Come, Ruth. Already I am
"If I were to ask you not to go," she said slowly, and she held out her
hands to him, her glance most piteous - and that was not acting - as
she raised it to meet his own, "would you not stay to pleasure me?"
He considered her from under frowning eyes. "Ruth," he said, and he
took her hands, "there is here something that I do not understand.
What is't you mean?"
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Tin Woodman of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
after I've delivered the note, I shall run errands
again for anyone who needs my services."
So he thanked Polychrome again and started away in a
different direction from their own, and that was the
last they saw of Tommy Kwikstep.
As they followed a path down the blue-grass hillside,
the first house that met the view of the travelers was
joyously recognized by the Scarecrow Bear as the one
inhabited by his friend Jinjur, so they increased their
The Tin Woodman of Oz