|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Albert Savarus by Honore de Balzac:
get my living here. /Povera/ Francesca! who would have told me that
she would some day maintain me!"
As he listened to this worthy bookseller, so easy, so affable, so
hale, Rodolphe scented some mystification, and preserved the watchful
silence of a man who has been duped.
"/Che avete, signor/?" Francesca asked with simplicity. "Does our
happiness sadden you?"
"Your husband is a young man," he whispered in her ear.
She broke into such a frank, infectious laugh that Rodolphe was still
"He is but sixty-five, at your service," said she; "but I can assure
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Koran:
enjoyed them; wherefore to-day shall ye be rewarded with the torment
of disgrace, for that ye were big with pride in the earth without
the right, and for that ye did abomination.'
Remember too the brother of 'Ad when he warned his people at El
A'hqaf,- though warners have passed away before him and after
him,-'Serve not other than God; verily, I fear for you the torment
of a mighty day!'
They said, 'Hast thou come to us to turn us from our gods? then
bring us what thou dost threaten us with, if thou art of those who
speak the truth!' Said he, 'Knowledge is only with God: but I will
preach to you that which I am sent with, though I see you are a people
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from One Basket by Edna Ferber:
he paused a moment, awkward in farewell. He blushed a little,
"Emma--I always wanted to tell you. God knows it was luck for
you the way it turned out--but I always wanted to----"
She took his hand again in her firm grip at that, and her kindly,
bright brown eyes were on him. "I never held it against you,
Ben. I had to live a long time to understand it. But I never
held a grudge. It just wasn't to be, I suppose. But listen to
me, Ben. You do as I tell you. You go back to your wheat and
your apples and your hogs. There isn't a bigger man-size job in
the world. It's where you belong."