|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Mansion by Henry van Dyke:
and the story of the village was very simple. John Weightman's
and triumphs would have made a far richer, more imposing history,
full of contacts with the great events and personages of the
But somehow or other he did not care to speak much about it,
walking on that wide heavenly moorland, under that tranquil,
sunless arch of blue, in that free air of perfect peace, where
was diffused without a shadow, as if the spirit of life in all
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu by Sax Rohmer:
"Why not arrest him now?" asked the seaman bluntly.
"Because I don't know him. All second-class passengers'
baggage will be searched as they land. I am hoping something from that,
if all else fails. But I want you privately to instruct your stewards
to watch any passenger of Oriental nationality, and to cooperate
with the two Scotland Yard men who are joining you for the voyage.
I look to you to recover these plans, Captain."
"I will do my best," the captain assured him.
Then, from amid the heterogeneous group on the dockside, we were watching
the liner depart, and Nayland Smith's expression was a very singular one.
Inspector Weymouth stood with us, a badly puzzled man. Then occurred
The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Lord Arthur Savile's Crime, etc. by Oscar Wilde:
feet, and a beautiful light seemed to illumine her face.
'What an angel you are!' cried the young Duke, and he put his arm
round her neck and kissed her.
FOUR days after these curious incidents a funeral started from
Canterville Chase at about eleven o'clock at night. The hearse was
drawn by eight black horses, each of which carried on its head a
great tuft of nodding ostrich-plumes, and the leaden coffin was
covered by a rich purple pall, on which was embroidered in gold the
Canterville coat-of-arms. By the side of the hearse and the
coaches walked the servants with lighted torches, and the whole