|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas:
all the parliament, as he has all the army by his largesses,
literature by his favors, and the noblesse by his presents."
"That is to say, then, that I can do nothing against M.
"Absolutely nothing, -- at least at present, sire."
"You are a sterile counselor, M. Colbert."
"Oh, no, sire; for I will not confine myself to pointing out
the peril to your majesty."
"Come, then, where shall we begin to undermine this
Colossus; let us see;" and his majesty began to laugh
Ten Years Later
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from To-morrow by Joseph Conrad:
him into flings and jerks and wicked side glances.
He would dash his spade into the ground and walk
to and fro before it. Miss Bessie called it his tan-
trums. She shook her finger at him. Then, when
she came out again, after he had parted with her
in anger, he would watch out of the corner of his
eyes for the least sign of encouragement to ap-
proach the iron railings and resume his fatherly
and patronising relations.
For all their intimacy, which had lasted some
years now, they had never talked without a fence
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells:
Moreover, in relation to so many things Prothero in a peculiar
distinctive manner SAW. He had less self-control than Benham, less
integrity of purpose, less concentration, and things that were
before his eyes were by the very virtue of these defects invariably
visible to him. Things were able to insist upon themselves with
him. Benham, on the other hand, when facts contradicted his purpose
too stoutly, had a way of becoming blind to them. He repudiated
inconvenient facts. He mastered and made his world; Prothero
accepted and recorded his. Benham was a will towards the universe
where Prothero was a perception and Amanda a confusing responsive
activity. And it was because of his realization of this profound